Mangalore fish curry

Mangalore fish curry

Fish curries have many local variations, depending upon the ingredients and the culinary cultures of the localities. Here is an amazing recipe of special Mangaluru style fish curry that is spicy and delicious.


½ kg fish (any fish of choice)

1 tsp oil

2 tsp coriander

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp fenugreek

½ tsp mustard seeds

5-8 dried chillies

Gooseberry sized ball of tamarind

¼ cup water

Few garlic cloves

2 bunches curry leaves

3 tsp oil

Salt as required

1 ¼ cups water


Soak the tamarind in ¼ cup water for 15 minutes

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and roast coriander, fenugreek, cumin, mustard seeds and dried chillies

After this has cooled down a bit, grind it to smooth paste along with the soaked tamarind and some water

Heat 3 tsp oil in an earthen chatty and sauté the garlic

Add the masala paste and 1 tsp salt

Sauté on low flame until the oil begins to separate

Pour 1 ¼ cups water and boil well

After the gravy has boiled, add the cleaned fish pieces. Sardines are used in this recipe

Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium flame

Garnish with fresh curry leaves and take it off the flame.