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Kerala Fish Curry 1

Kerala Fish Curry

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indian


Kerala Fish Curry or Malabar matthi curry is an Indian dish where fish like sardines are cooked in a Kerala Style curry served sometimes with vegetables like okra and onions then served with rice and/or naan, popular varieties add tamarind and coconut milk which adds more complexity to the dish.




  1. In a food processor combine onion, tomato, garlic and green chillies, add a small amount of oil then pulse to make a thick paste. Set is aside.
  2. In a large pan add oil, add the coriander powder, turmeric powder and black mustard seeds, sauté until really fragrant.
  3. Add the onion paste, curry leaves, red chillies and chilli powder, sauté for a minute.
  4. Pour coconut milk and drain the water from the soaked tamarind pulp, bring to a boil then add the fish. Simmer for 10 minutes then season with salt.
  5. Turn off heat, place on serving platter then serve.