Kerala style fish curry can be prepared in several ways.Fish curry with roasted coconut is one of the tastiest recipes i have ever tried.Mostly  i prepare fish curry by adding some freshly ground coconut paste along with some masala.This time i thought of preparing it  with some slight variation from my usual style,and ended up having a delicious and finger licking fish curry .

For making this curry ,here i have used Pomfret fish or Avoli what we say in Malayalam.This curry has a balancing flavour of spiciness and tanginess,and makes a good combination to have with rice.

grated cococnut-1 cup
dry red chillies -5(kashmiri&normal)
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1&1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
tamarind-small piece
curry leaves
oil-2 tbsp


For seasoning
oil-1 tbsp
finely chopped onion-1/2 piece



  • Wash the fish pieces thoroughly and keep aside.
  • Take a pan add 2 tbsp of oil,when the oil get heated up add freshly grated coconut,shallots,cumin seeds,curry leaves,dry red chillies ,tamarind etc.
  • Saute it until coconut become golden in colour.
  • Add masalas,turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder etc.Keep the flame very low at this time to prevent burning.Roast it for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the masala in to a plate and allow this to cool down.
  • In a blender jar add roasted coconut masala along with 1 cup of water,grind this until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Take an earthen pot  pour this ground coconut masala ,add enough water for the gravy.allow this to boil.
  • Add salt.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil drop the fish pieces one by one .
  • Cover this up by  a lid and cook for 6-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Gently mix this with  a spoon occasionally.
  • Do not over mix,fish pieces may break.
  • Sprinkle some salt if required.
  • Add some curry leaves.
  • When the fish pieces are cooked well,switch off the flame.
  • In a small kadai,heat 1 tbsp of oil,add finely chopped onions.
  • Fry this until golden brown and pour it over the curry.
  • Lip smacking varutharacha kerala fish curry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!



  • Instead of pomfret we can use any other fish and prepare this curry.
  • Here i have used coconut oil to give authentic kerala fish curry flavor.


Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .


  1. Your curry looks delicious!
    One of my friend was talking about how amazing Kerala Fish Curry taste. Never get to try it. Thank you for sharing your recipe dear.


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