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Sweet and Sour Patia Recipe

Sweet and Sour Patia 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 :
Stir Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes

Sweet and sour patia is a spicy version of fish curry which is hugely popular dish in the coastal regions of India. The major ingredient of the recipe is fish. So clearly non-vegetarians are going to love it.

The fish curry recipe has all the major flavours – spicy, sour and sweet, blend together nicely to make this curry. Pomfret is the best choice for this recipe and you can know how to make it at home with our detailed recipe guide. It requires very less preparation time as it involves stir-fry technique.

Apart from the masala, jaggery and tamarind impart sweet and sour flavour which creates a subtle balance and the unique taste when it is eaten with yellow rice.


  • 2 large - Pomfrets or any other fish cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp - Gram flour
  • 6 - Green chillies
  • 1 tsp - Cumin
  • 1 bunch - Fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp - Tamarind
  • 1/2 cup - Sweet oil
  • 6 - Red Chillies
  • 1/2 pod - Garlic
  • 1 tbsp - Dry coriander (dhania)
  • 6 - Onions
  • 2 tbsp - Jaggery
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • How to Make Sweet and Sour Patia:

    1. Cut fish into pieces, wash and apply a little salt and keep it aside.
    2. Grind chillies garlic, cumin, dry coriander and 3 onions finely chopped.
    3. Heat oil and fry 3 tbsp. finely chopped onions until brown. 
    4. Then add the masala and fry well; add salt and jaggery and fry for a while; then add gram flour, fry and add 2 cups water, bring it to a boil.
    5. Wash the fish and add the masala with tamarind water and chopped coriander.
    6. Cook on slow fire until fish is cooked and oil float on top.
    7. Serve with yellow rice or khichdi.
    8. A few green chillies may be added, if preferred hot.


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