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.


IMG_0517Netholi fish/Anchovi fish  is a very tasty fish .Nethili fish can be used to prepare variety of fish curries.Today i am going to preapre a crispy fish fry using this fish.I have already  uploaded a video of NETHOLI FISH CURRY in my youtube channel .Link will be included in this post.So lets see what all ingredients are required for making this crispy fish fry.


netholi/anchovi fish-20
ginger -medium sized
lemon juice-1 tbsp
curry leaves
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilli powder-2tsp
pepper powder-1 tsp
corn flour-1 tbsp
rice flour-1tbsp
oil for deep frying


  • Clean the fish thoroughly .
  • Prepare masala for the fish fry.
  • In a blender jar add shallots,ginger,garlic,lemon juice,curry leaves,chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder.Grind and make a very fine paste adding some water.
  • Once the paste is ready ,we can add enough salt.
  • just before marination add rice flour and corn flour along with the masala.
  • coat fish pieces with prepared masala .
  • once we add corn flour and rice flour no need to keep the marination for longer time.
  • Deep fry the fish pieces with enough oil.I prefer to use coconut oil for this fish fry.Also i would like to add a generous amount of curry leaves to enhance the flavor of fish fry.
  • Now our crispy Netholi fish fry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Instead of lemon juice we can add some vinegar while grinding,which will help the masala to seep in to the fish pieces.
  • Spice level you can adjust as per your tolerance level.
  • Adding fresh curry leaves makes the fish fry even more tastier.
  • Use coconut oil to get the flavor of authentic Kerala fish fry.


Watch detailed video here!!!!!!!!!!


Netholi fish curry recipe video!!!!!!!!!!