Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Fish in Tamarind Curry




Fish Curry – Origin

Fish Recipes – Fish Curry authentic dish fish tamarind curry from south India is ancient dish prepared using roasted aromatic spices which has its own flavor and health benefits.Variety of dishes can be prepared with this ingredients, for vegetarians with addition of vegetables, eggplant,drumstick,black beans…its very delicious and yummy taste.Simple to prepare.

Fish Curry – Spices and cooking method

Fish curry is prepared using south Indian style of cooking.This is my version of cooking. Fish curry is prepared using fresh curry powder,which has been explained the video.The fish is cooked with the spices,shallots,garlic,tomato and tamarind. Adding coconut is optional.Fish curry preparing with sesame oil gives more taste and richness.For coconut based fish curry (no tamarind) coconut oil preferable.I have done 22 types of fish fry and curry can watch recipe videos in my site. Each recipe is unique in its texture and delicious in taste.

Fish Curry – Nutritional health benefits

Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – 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 Recipes – Fish Curry – The rich calcium content in the fish also helps to normalize heartbeat and regulate blood pressure.Mackerel fortifies the immune system,good amounts of vitamins B12 and selenium,helpful in the treatment of cancer.To reduce the risk of heart disease, it is recommended that two servings of oily fish are included in the diet each week.

Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives a sour taste to food but is also a very powerful antioxidant.It helps the body protect from harmful free is also rich in many vital vitamins, including thiamin, vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C. Much of these vitamins plays antioxidant, and co-factor functions for enzyme metabolism inside the body.

Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Tamarind is the highest source of protein. Protein can produce antibodies that help eradicate viruses and bacteria. Tamarind contains some vitamin C sufficient to keep the healthy teeth and gums and cures missing teeth or bleeding gums.

Fish Curry – Serving method

Fish Recipes – Fish Curry is the great dish can be served either for lunch or dinner. Fish curry can be served as a main course with rice or side dish for idli or dosa. Fish curry is the perfect dish to prepare for small close family gatherings /friends. Fish curry absorbs all the spices and tamarind and tastes excellent on the following day /next day. Fish curry is must recipe, just try it and enjoy the taste.




Fish-1 kg

Onions- 1 medium


Tomato-2 medium

Green chillies-3

Tamarind juice-1 cup

Garlic cloves-6 (optional)

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Sesame oil


For the Tadka/Tempering:

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Red chillies-4

Curry leaves-1 spring

Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp


Turmeric -1/2 tsp

Fish Curry Powder-2tsp

Hing-1/4 tsp

Curry Powder

Red Chillies-6

Coriander seeds -5tsp


Peppercorns -1/2

Urad dal 1/2

Mustard -1/2

Curry leaves -3 sprig

Preparation method:

  1. Heat  a tsp of  oil in a pan and fry the spices, make a fine powder (curry powder) using blender. keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add tempering spices.
  3. Once they splutter, add chopped onions, shallots, green chillies, garlic cloves and sauté it.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric, hing  and curry powder, mix it well.
  5. Allow it to cook for few mins.
  6. When the oil separates and gravy is thick add tamarind juice and salt.
  7. Cover it and cook for 20 mins in a medium flame.
  8. Add fish slices and cover it, simmer for 10 min.
  9. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve it hot with rice or idli/dosa.