Red Masala Fish Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 medium sized pomfret (cut into slices)
  • ½ tsp - turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1or 2 tbsp - oil
  • few curry leaves
  • big lemon sized tamarind (soaked in little water)
  • 2 slit green chillies or as per taste
  • finely chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)
  • 1or 2 green chillies (for garnishing)
  • sufficient water to make the curry
  • To be ground into a paste:
  • 3/4 coconut
  • 15 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • few pepper corns
  • 12 kashmiri chillies (deseeded)
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 2 small pieces cinnamon stick

How to Make Red Masala Fish Curry

  • Clean and wash the fish.
  • Apply turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 30-45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick kadai, add curry leaves and green chillies.
  • When you get the aroma add the ground masala and very lightly saut1.5 it.
  • Add water depending on the consistency
  • you need.
  • It should not be too watery or too thick.
  • Boil it really well on a low flame so that the raw smell goes off.
  • When it boils add the fish slices and the tamarind water.
  • Very gently mix.
  • Cook for few minutes till the fish is done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and slit green chillies.
  • Cover it for some time so that the flavour is retained.
  • Serve with steamed rice.