Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe

fish chukka


Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – Origin

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – chukka is prepared using South Indian Chettinad style. Usually chukka prepared using mutton. Mutton chukka is one of the popular dish in chettinad cuisine. I have done nearly 16 types of chukka recipes with different combinations – chicken, mutton, prawn, fish, potato, cauliflower, egg and mushroom. you can watch these recipe videos in my site. Chettinad is famous for variety of spices that are freshly ground powders or masalas. Especially for non-vegetarian foods, it is one of the spiciest most aromatic cuisine.

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – Spices and cooking method

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – The cooking method is based on South Indian chettinad cuisines.Usually the chukka prepared using mutton.This is my version of cooking, in the first part fish pieces cooked with , onion tomato, ginger garlic gravy. Then fish is added to the tadka red chillies & cumin. The dry roasted spices powdered, added to the fish with tamarind juice.The curry is cooked in the slow process till the gravy is dry. Tt makes the fish very juicy, tender and well coated with spices.The texture and taste of the recipe is great.

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe- Nutritional health benefits

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – Fish is highly recommended for healthy diet.High concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids improves the memory performance and prevents Alzheimer’s disease. ,depression and dementia.Essential fatty acids reduce bad cholesterol levels yet maintain good cholesterol levels.

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – Fish promotes healthy skin along with digestive health benefits. It may be considered good for your skin for its high vitamin A, vitamin B3, and vitamin E which helps to prevent wrinkles, skin redness, and maintain moisture in your skin.

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – Serving method

Fish Curry – Fish Chukka Recipe – is perfect dish either for lunch or dinner. Fish Chukka served as a side dish with the meal for family gatherings, friends, parties or Sunday meal. This excellent dish can go well with rice, biryani, roti, naan, paratha, phulka, idli or dosa. Fish Chukka is must try dish that anyone can do and love it. Delicious recipe.


Fish -500gms
Tamarind juice-3tbsp
Salt to taste

For the Tempering / Tadka:

Cumin seeds-1tbsp
Curry leaves-3 sprig
Red Chillies-4
Ginger flakes-2tbsp
Garlic chopped-2 tbsp

For the Sauté:

Shallots-250 gms
Garlic paste-1/2 tsp.
Ginger paste-1/2 tsp
Tomatoes- 2 small(make it puree)
Turmeric — 1/2tsp

Spices Used for the grinding

Cumin seeds-11/2 tbsp
Red Chillies-5
Coriander seeds-2tbsp


Fresh Coriander — 1/3 bunches

Preparation method:

  1. Dry roast the spices and make a fine powder.Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, and red chillies.
  3. Add ginger garlic flakes and crushed shallots, saute it .
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and cook it.
  5. Add tomato puree and the curry powder,tamarind juice with the salt.
  6. Cook it for few mins in a medium flame.
  7. When the oil floats on the top, add the fish pieces
  8. Cover it and cook it for 5 mins in a low flame.
  9. Open the lid and cook for 5 mins, and make it dry.
  10. Garnish it with fresh coriander and serve it hot with rice or roti.