Drumstick Fish Curry

A typical Kerala Style fish curry using drumsticks,; dry roasted coconut and fish.
  1. Fish- 1/2 kg (any big fish)
  2. Drumstick- 7 pieces (of 3 inch long)
  3. Coconut oil-1 tbsp
  4. Grated coocnut- 1/2 cup
  5. Small onions chopped- 1 cup
  6. Ginger chopped-1  1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  8. Chilly powder-1 tbsp
  9. Curry leaves-one spring
  10. Tamarind-one small lemon sized ball
  11. Green chilly slit-2 nos
  12. Salt-to taste
For Seasoning
  1. Coconut oil-1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
  4. Curry leaves-1 spring
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan; add small onions and saute for a minute.
  • Add coconut grated and roast for few minutes until nice golden in color.
  • Switch off the flame by adding turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.
  • After cools down; add it in to a blender along with 1/2 cup of water and make a smooth paste out of it.
  • In a clay pot (or any) add this paste; drumstick pieces, green chilly, curry leaves and a cup of water.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes on medium flame until the drumstick pieces  cooked half.
  • Then add the tamarind pulp; allow to boil.
  • Add fish pieces (add salt if required) and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until the fish pieces and drumstick get cooked.
  • Switch off the flame and do seasoning on top (heat oil; splutter mustard seeds followed by fenugreek and curry leaves. pour it over the curry.)
  • Serve with steamed rice!!

Note: Instead of tamarind; you can use kokum (kudam puli) or mango pieces.

Drumstick Fish Curry Drumstick Fish Curry Reviewed by fejnaem on 20:33 Rating: 5

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