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Fish Masala in Coconut Milk Recipe

Fish Masala in Coconut Milk is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil / Stir Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Fish masala in coconut milk is a wonderful marriage of two perfect tropical flavours – fish and coconut milk. This is the most widely relished form of fish curry in the tropical regions of India.

The non-vegetarian recipe is a treat for fish lovers. This Indian curry recipe requires less hassle and you can learn how to make it at home with our recipe guide.

It is best if you get pomfret fish for the recipe as it cooks well with the coconut milk and other spices. The fillets are boiled in the coconut milk and onion gravy with some nutmeg and lemon juice. The fish masala is ready to serve with rice.


  • 8 fillet - Pomfrets
  • 4 - Onions
  • 1 tsp - Cumin
  • 6 - Red Chillies
  • 4 - Cardamoms
  • 4 - Cloves
  • 1/4 - Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric
  • 6 slices - Garlic
  • 1 small piece - Ginger
  • 1/2 - Coconut
  • 1 bunch - Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • How to Make Fish Masala in Coconut Milk:

    1. Wash fillet, apply salt and keep them aside.
    2. Grind finely all the above ingredients, except coconut, onion and coriander.
    3. Grate coconut, add 2 cups hot water and squeeze out all the milk.
    4. Chop onions finely and fry in ¼ cup oil until brown; add the ground masala and fry for a while, then add the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
    5. Wash the fish and add.
    6. Simmer on slow fire until the fish is cooked and the gravy is thick
    7. Add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice.
    8. Serve sprinkled with chopped coriander.


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