Spicy Fish Curry with Coconut and Kokum
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Packed with deep flavors spicy fish curry with coconut and kokum is a fragnant dish that has its roots in the beautiful coastal cusine of India. With flavor from strong spices, it gets its actual charm from the blend of coconut and the tangy kokum and creates a fine runny curry that compliments a plate of white rice
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
  • Fish 3 to 4 (pomfret/Surmai/Catfish/Salmon/Mackeral/Tuna)
  • Desicated coconut 1 to 2 tablespoon
  • Onion 1
  • Tomato 1
  • Garlic cloves 3 to 4
  • Coriander seeds 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch
  • Black pepper 5 to 6
  • Cloves 3 to 4
  • Salt as desired
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilly powder 1 tsp or more
  • Kashmiri red chilly powder for color 1 tsp
  • Fish curry masala 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves 5 to 6
  • Water 2.5 cups or more
  1. Marinate the fish fillets with little salt, lime, coriander and cumin powder , red chilly powder and keep aside
  2. Roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves and black pepper slightly.
  3. In a blender add the roasted spices,desicated coconut, onion, tomato, garlic, turmeric powder, chilly powder and blend to a smooth paste.
  4. Keep aside
  5. In a deep pan, add oil and when smoking hot, throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves
  6. Just stir and add the grounded paste
  7. Fry until the onions and tomatoes are fried well and does not smell raw
  8. You can add little water if the masala sticks to the bottom
  9. And Kashmiri mirch powder and fish masala and fry well.
  10. Once the masala starts leaving oil from the sides, add water and let
  11. It cook.
  12. Add the fish fillets, salt and cover until the fish is almost cooked
  13. Lastly add kokum and let it cook further for a few minutes before switching off the flame
  14. Enjoy with plain white basmati steamed rice
Recipe by Indrani's Kitchen Flavours at https://indraniskitchenflavours.com/2019/08/spicy-fish-curry-with-coconut-and-kokum/