Posted by Allrecipeshub on Jun - 1 - 2016 under Slider Recipe
  • Cleaned Fish Pieces - 10
  • Tamarind - 1 lemon sized Soaked in Water
  • Tomato - 1
  • Curry Leaves for Garnishing
    • To Temper
  • Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Shallots - 1/2 Cup
  • Green Chilies - 2
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Required Water
  • Required Salt
    • To Saute and Grind
  • Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Shallots - 15
  • Garlic Pods - 5
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Kashmiri Red Chillies - 5
  • Coriander Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1 ,Big
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 45 mins Serving: 5 people


    Chettinad Fish Curry

    Fish curry is an awesome delicious curry that goes amazing with Rice / Dosas / Idlies etc. This Fish Curry ,I learned it from my chithi (My mom’s Sister ) and its very simple to make.This curry can be made with shallots only and not to be substituted with onions as Shallots does make all the difference to the fish curry.Try this Fish curry at your home and surely you will love this .

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    • In a pan, add Oil ,Once it become hot ,add Peppercorns,Cumin Seeds,Fenugreek seeds ,Shallots , Garlic Pods , Few Curry leaves  and saute for a minute.

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    • Add Kashmiri Red chillies (Gives nice Color) and Coriander Seeds and saute until they get roasted Well.Do it in low heat,Make sure it should not  get burnt
    • Add tomatoes and saute until they get mashed completely.

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    • Add grated coconut and saute for a min or two

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    • Allow it to cool completely and grind it to a Smooth paste.

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    • In a pan,add Sesame Oil ,Add Mustard Seeds and allow it to splutter.Add Shallots and saute.To that ,Add Green chillies and Curry leaves and saute.

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    • Add Tomatoes and saute till it become soft and mashed completely.

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    • Add the Ground Coconut mixture ,Tamarind Water , required water, required salt and allow it to boil for 10 to 15 minutes.

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    • Add the Cleaned Fish pieces and allow to cook for 5 to 8 minutes.The Fish will cook faster so be careful not to break the fish pieces.Garnish it with Curry Leaves and switch off the heat

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    • Give atleast an hour of resting time before you serve.Fish curry taste awesome the next day or even after that.

    Chettinad Fish Curry

    13 Responses so far.

    1. Percy DMello says:

      Chetton ad Fish Curry is very well explained and looks yummy.I must try this out. Thanks for sharing 👍

    2. Allrecipeshub says:

      Surely try this Percy.Thanks for your valuable comments.Really Encouraging:)

    3. Karthik says:

      I tried this fish curry recipe, It came nicely and very delicious taste. Thanks

    4. Allrecipeshub says:

      Thanks Karthik for your valuable comments.Glad you liked it 🙂

    5. Jann Sarjit Dhaliwal says:

      Looks very tempting. Definitely will try this out.

    6. Allrecipeshub says:

      Thanks Jann for your kind words .Please try this and share your feedback.

    7. Sanjay says:

      Can I use onions instead of Shallot?

    8. Allrecipeshub says:

      Yes you can replace shallots with Onions.Shallots gives a unique taste to the curry

    9. Push Wijegunawardena says:

      I can’t wait to make this fish curry. It looks amazing and based on all the spices I bet it smells just as good. What type of fish do you recommend? I am going grocery shopping tomorrow to buy the ingriedients and will make it for lunch.

    10. Allrecipeshub says:

      Hi thanks for your lovely comment.I made it with Striped Bass,you can make it with any of your fav fish(i tried this curry with king fish and Red snapper too). Definitely try and please share your feedback:)

    11. Kavitha Nadar says:

      It definitely looks amazing. Am gonna try asap

    12. cristine says:

      i wanna try this recipe of fish curry…

    13. Allrecipeshub says:

      Hi Cristine do try and am sure you will love it:)

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