Pomfret Mappas

Kodumpuli adds an extra flavour to this flavourful fish preparation from Kerala This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pomfret Mappas
Main Ingredients Pomfret, Coconut toddy vinegar
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Pomfret Mappas

  • 4 medium Pomfret
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut toddy vinegar
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 6 pieces Kodumpuli
  • 2 cups Coconut scraped
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder


  1. Cut each fish into three equal pieces and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Marinate in vinegar with little salt.
  2. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon in a fry pan and pound to a fine powder.
  3. Soak the kodumpuli in half a cup of water. Grind coconut with one cup of warm water, extract thick milk and repeat this process again to get a second extract.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Once the mustards seeds splutter add onions and fry till golden brown.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté. Add turmeric powder, pounded masala and salt.
  6. Add the soaked kodumpuli and second extract of coconut milk. Simmer for five minutes.
  7. Add fish. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook till the fish is done.
  8. Remove from heat and add the first extract of coconut milk and bring back to simmer but do not boil.
  9. Adjust the seasoning. Carefully remove the fish pieces and cook the curry little more to get the right consistency. Pour the hot curry over the fish and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3533
Carbohydrates 90.3
Protein 168.8
Fat 277.4
Other Fiber Niaicn- 26.4mg