A Yummy Fish curry for Divya's Space for her virtual birthday party .


Sankara fish / Red snapper /Nagarai - 6 fishes
Tamarind - 1 lemon size ball
Big onion - 1 
Green chillies - 2 (slit)
Tomato - 1 
Curry leaves - 1 handful
Red chilli powder - 3 tsps
Coriander powder - 2 tsps 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek  - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp 
Salt to taste 


1. Ginger - 1 inch piece 
2. Garlic pods - 4 
3. Pearl onions - 10


1) Wash fish pieces well and then marinate it with 1 tsp of red chilli powder and salt for 10 minutes. 

2) Meanwhile , heat gingelly oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish pieces in it for few minutes till half cooked. Once done remove from flame and set aside.

3) To the same oil for drying or with fresh tsps , add mustard seeds, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and saute for a few seconds . 

4) Add chopped onions, little salt and saute until it turns translucent.

5) Now add the slit green chillies and saute for a minute.

6) Add grinded paste and red chilli powder and coriander powder and saute well. 

7) Then add  1/4 cup of water and stir well, cook on low flame until the raw smell leaves and oil separates. 

8) Then add the tomato pieces and stir well cook for 2 minutes on low flame. 

9) Followed by adding tamarind water and stir well. 

10) Cover with a lid and cook the on high flame until it boils well. 

11) Finally , add the fish pieces to it and cook for 5 minutes .Remove from the flame and serve hot with Rice.


Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Oh yes, I just love it. We eat fish all the time and this recipe came on time when I wanted to cook something different with fish. Its so attractive and flavorful with great ingredients.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

lovely and yumm

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

lovely and yumm

hemalata said...

Delicious fish curry and mouthwatering presentation.

Priya Anandakumar said...

super meen kuzhambu Shama... love it..

Shobha said...

Yummy and tangy.. love this meen kuzhambu

Sangeetha M said...

spicy & tasty looking fish curry...

Divya Pramil said...

This is my fav fish curry Shama akka, thanks a lot for trying and treating me with this virtual treat :) Thank u so much for trying too :) Hugsss <3

DivyaGCP said...

Tempting and delicious fish curry..

Arthy shama said...

Completely droolicious! Luv the colourful gravy!

S.Menaga said...

Tasty n yumm!!

Shanavi said...

Seriuosly I love this Sanakara meen, absolutely mouth watering now Shama

Saranya Balaji said...

yummy treat...

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

yummy fish curry...

Sharans Samayalarai said...

Fish curry looks so inviting ..

divya said...

Superb clicks n just love the recipe

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious fish curry I love it.