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Malabar Fish Curry

Malabar Fish Curry

Avneet (IG: @likeitgramit)
A well-loved favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Malabar


  • Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 2 Whole red chilis
  • 2 Medium onions Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely chopped
  • 700 g Firm white wish This recipe used monkfish and prawns together
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 can Tomatoes Grind & purée
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coconut cream


  • Heat a lug of oil in a large pan.
  • Keep the heat on medium. 
  • Add the mustard seeds and wait for them to pop.
  • Add the curry leaves and red chilies, stir and then add the onions. 
  • Cook the onions until soft and add the ginger and garlic. Cook for a few seconds as you don’t want the garlic to burn. 
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric, red chili powder. Cook for about a minute on low heat.
  • Add a little water, about 1/2 a cup, and bring to a boil. 
  • Add the fish and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked.
  • Finally, add the coconut and garnish with coriander.
  • Best served with steamed rice. 
Keyword Curry, Fish, Monkfish, Prawn, Rice