How to make Kadi Patta Fish Curry -

Curry leaves have high medicinal value besides their enticing flavour and make this curry extremely healthy and tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Curry leaves (kadi patta) paste, Rohu fish darnes

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Kadi Patta Fish Curry

Kadi Patta Fish Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kadi Patta Fish Curry Recipe

  • Curry leaves (kadi patta) paste mixed with 1 cup water 1 cup

  • Rohu fish darnes 4

  • Mustard oil to shallow fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves chopped 6-8

  • Medium potato boiled and peeled 1

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Thin strips of ginger to garnish


Step 1

Heat sufficient mustard oil in a non-stick kadai.

Step 2

Take the fish darnes in a bowl, add salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and rub them well all over the fish. Place them in the pan and shallow-fry till ¾ done. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Add garlic to the oil remaining in the pan and sauté till golden. Mash the potato and add to the pan. Add remaining turmeric powder, salt and crushed black pepper and mix well. Add the curry leaves mixture, mix well and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add fried rohu darnes and ¼ cup water, mix gently, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with ginger strips and serve hot.

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