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Keralan Fish Curry

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

A light, fresh and creamy fish curry perfect for Summer evenings

  • 750g Cod Loin (or any white fish)

  • Small handful of dried curry leaves (approx. 15-20)

  • 4-5 shallots, finely sliced

  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

  • 2 tsp chopped ginger

  • 2 green chilli, finely sliced (1 if want less spicy)

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (optional)

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp ground coriander powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

  • 2 large tomatoes, quartered

  • 400ml tin coconut milk

  • Handful coriander, chopped for garnish

  • Water

  • Slice the cod loin into large chunks and set aside.

  • In a heavy pan on a medium heat, add 2 tsps of vegetable oil. Add the mustard seeds and dried curry leaves then once the mustard seeds start to pop, add the sliced shallots. Cook the shallots for a few minutes until they start to soften. Now add the garlic and ginger to the pan with a generous pinch of salt and turn the heat down so that you don’t burn the ingredients, continue to gently cook and stir for a few minutes.

  • Add the ground spices along with the chopped green chilli and tomatoes. Stir to combine with the other ingredients in the pan.

  • Add a few teaspoons of water to deglaze the pan to remove any spices stuck from the bottom and then pour in the coconut milk. Stir, bring to a gentle simmer and season with a tsp of sugar. Season to taste with salt and sugar to your preference.

  • Place the fish pieces into the curry sauce and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the fish has cooked through.

  • Serve with steamed rice and fresh coriander leaves.

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  • 750g Cod Loin (or any white fish)

  • Small handful of dried curry leaves (approx. 15-20)

  • 4-5 shallots, finely sliced

  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

  • 2 tsp chopped ginger

  • 2 green chilli, finely sliced (1 if want less spicy)

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (optional)

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp ground coriander powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

  • 2 large tomatoes, quartered

  • 400ml tin coconut milk

  • Handful coriander, chopped for garnish

  • Water


  • Slice the cod loin into large chunks and set aside.

  • In a heavy pan on a medium heat, add 2 tsps of vegetable oil. Add the mustard seeds and dried curry leaves then once the mustard seeds start to pop, add the sliced shallots. Cook the shallots for a few minutes until they start to soften. Now add the garlic and ginger to the pan with a generous pinch of salt and turn the heat down so that you don’t burn the ingredients, continue to gently cook and stir for a few minutes.

  • Add the ground spices along with the chopped green chilli and tomatoes. Stir to combine with the other ingredients in the pan.

  • Add a few teaspoons of water to deglaze the pan to remove any spices stuck from the bottom and then pour in the coconut milk. Stir, bring to a gentle simmer and season with a tsp of sugar. Season to taste with salt and sugar to your preference.

  • Place the fish pieces into the curry sauce and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the fish has cooked through.

  • Serve with steamed rice and fresh coriander leaves.

How To Make Keralan Fish Curry

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