Posted by Anjus on May - 7 - 2013 under Curries, Fish, Kerala dishes, Non Vegetarian, Restaurants
  • Fish (we used king fish, but any other fish would be ok): 1/4 kg
  • Ginger: 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic: 4-5 pods (small)
  • Cocum: 3-4 (medium)
  • Green chilly: 2-3
  • Dried chilly: 2-3
  • Chilly powder: 1-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder: a little
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt: to taste
  • Mustard seeds
  • Coconut oil
Cuisine: Cooking time: 15-20 mins Serving: 2-3 people

Initial Preparations:

  • Clean and cut fish into medium size pieces.
  • Chop ginger, garlic and green chilly into thin pieces.
  • In a bowl, place cocum in little warm water (kuthiran vakkuka)
  • Keep 2 cups of warm water ready




  1. Heat oil in a pan or preferably clay pot. Add mustard seeds, when it starts splutter add fenugreek seeds.
  2. Add dried chilly and curry leaves.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, green chilly and saute well.
  4. Lower the flame and add turmeric powder followed by chilly powder and fenugreek powder. Saute well until its raw smell disappears.
  5. Add enough water and salt. Allow it to start boiling.
  6. Add cocum and fish pieces. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes in low flame.
  7. Rotate the pan in between. Also check for salt.
  8. Once oil starts separating and curry becomes concentrated, fish curry is ready…
  9. Be ready with rice and kappa puzhungiyathu so that we can enjoy it as HOT.. šŸ˜‰


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