Malvani Fish Curry Recipe - A simple fish curry from Malvan.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : King fish (surmai) fillets, Cumin seeds

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Malvani Fish Curry

Malvani Fish Curry Recipe - How to make Malvani Fish Curry


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • King fish (surmai) fillets cut into 1-inch cubes 500 grams

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 4-5

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Coconut scraped 3/4 cups

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Lightly roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds and grind them into a powder with dry red chillies. Apply salt, turmeric powder and the ground powder to the fish cubes and keep aside. Chop one onion.

Step 2

Soak tamarind in two tablespoons of water and squeeze to get pulp. Grind the other onion with coconut and black peppercorns into a coarse paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion and sauté till lightly browned. Add tomato and sauté till oil leaves the sides.

Step 4

Add the coconut paste and cook on high heat for a minute. Add two cups of water and bring the gravy to a boil.

Step 5

Add fish pieces and cook on medium heat for five to six minutes. Add tamarind pulp, adjust salt, stir and simmer for five minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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