Kerala Fish Curry in Coconut Milk

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Kerala Fish Curry in Coconut Milk

Fish curry with coconut milk is one of my favorite dish.We make fish curry in many ways like without adding coconut,with roasted coconut etc… Coconut milk gives a heavenly taste to the curry. This a spicy fish curry and goes well with Kappa or Appam.


  • 1/2 Kg of Fish
  • 2 large Onion/10 no of Shallots
  • 2 tbsp. of Ginger Garlic paste
  • 2 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 2 springs of curry leaves
  • 1 cup of Coconut milk (First Extract/Onaam pal)
  • 1 cup of Coconut milk (Second Extract/Randam pal)
  • 3 nos. of kudam puli (pot tamarind)
  • 1 spn. of chilli powder
  • 1/4 spn. of turmeric powder
  • 1/6 spn. of coriander powder
  • Salt for taste
  • Oil to saute


Step 01

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 02

Add chopped onion,green chillies and curry leaves.fry well.

Step 03

Add ginger garlic paste.

Step 04

 Add tomatoes and fry well.

Step 05

 When the tomatoes become mushy,Add chilli powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder.fry well for 1 min

Step 06

Add thin coconut milk and kudam puli.cook for 5 min.

Step 07

Add fish and salt.when curry became thick,add coconut milk(thick one) and turn off the flame.should not boil the curry after adding thick coconut milk.

Don’t forget to check out our other Kerala style Fish Recipes

1.Mathi Thengapaal curry
2.Mathi Peera
3.Kappa and mathi curry
4.Mathi Achar
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6.Sardine Fry | Mathi Porichathu

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