Fish in Tangy Coconut Sauce

Ingredients to Marinate:

Fish: 12 pieces
Lemon Juice- 1tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder- 1 tsp

Rest of the Ingredients:
Onion: 1 medium, diced
Green Chillies: 3
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder: 2 tsp
Corn Flour: 1 Tbsp with 4 Tbsp of water
Coconut Milk: 1.5 cup
Tamarind Paste: 1 tsp (with 1/4 cup of water)
Salt & Oil

  • Clean the fish and rub with lemon juice, salt, and chilly powder and set aside for an hour
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish pieces and set aside
  • In the same pan add little oil and saute onion, green chilly, and curry leaves until onion is light golden brown
  • Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, and tamarind paste diluted in water and mix well
  • Let that cook for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat
  • Add coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes in medium heat
  • Add corn flour mixed with water to thicken the gravy
  • Place the fried fish into the gravy and cook for another 5- 10 minutes on low heat
Serve hot with Rice


  1. Super yummy fish curry with tamarind, the color is just superb...

  2. What a tempting fish curry!! I too loved the color!

  3. hey, what kind of fish do you use?

  4. I used sardines. You could use any fish that won't fall apart when you fry.

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  6. Tempting fish curry..looks superb.

  7. wow!very tempting fish curry!!!

  8. Fish curry looks very delicious, I would love to have these with appam.

  9. i made sardine curry today but different style... your currry looks delicious... happy to follow u :)

  10. Absolutely tempting fish curry with the thick creamy gravy and the nice tangy flavour.

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