Fish with Coconut Gravy, fish curry with thick gravy, fish curry kerala style

Fish Curry with Coconut Gravy (Kerala Style)


Fish with Coconut Gravy, fish curry with thick gravy, fish curry kerala style

Fish with Coconut Gravy

Fish with Coconut Gravy Recipe



  • Fish – 500g cut into medium pieces
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Small onion – 8-10
  • Fenugreek seeds (uluva) – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 ½  tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 ½  tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1  tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Ginger  garlic paste – 3 tsp
  • Cocum (kudampuli) – 2-3 pieces
  • Curry leaves – 6-8
  • Water – 2 cup
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Oil
  • Salt

(Note: Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level, 1 Cup = 250 ml)

Method: (With Step by Step Pictures)

Fish with coconut gravy

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, small onion and fenugreek seeds.


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When onion becomes soft  add ginger garlic paste and cook for 4-5 min. Mix red chilli, kashmiri chilli, turmeric, coriander powder together with little water and make it into a paste . Add it to the pan and cook for 4-5 min.

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Add water, salt and cocum to the pan and mix well. Once it start boiling add fish pieces and swirl the pan.

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Grind coconut into a very good paste by adding little water. Add it to the pan and gently mix it.

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Keep the pan covered and cook in low flame till oil starts appearing on the top. It will take approx 10-15 min for this. By this time fish will be cooked and gravy will be thick. Keep the pan aside and pour 2 tbsp of oil. Keep the pan closed for some time. Serve hot with rice.



Prepare this dish in meen chatti (earthen ware). It will taste best.




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24 thoughts on “Fish Curry with Coconut Gravy (Kerala Style)

  1. Dear Vimmy,
    Thank you so much for the recipe. This is the first time I’m making fish curry and it turned out to be really good. This recipe helped me to add one more dish to my bachelor life cooking!

  2. dear vimmy ur recipee was really helpful.i felt it like a combo of wat my mother n my mother in law does.i hope i shall b able to please my husband who is a great fish lover with ur recipe.thanks 4d step by step photos.

    • Dear Aiswarya,

      Really happy to know that you are finding my little space useful. I am sure your family will love what you make. Happy Cooking!!!


  3. Hi Vimmy, your recipe was the first one in the Google search result! Great to see it! Congrats and keep up the good work!

    • Dear Kitu,

      Very happy to hear from you. Infact fish curry recipes gives maximum view to my blog 🙂 Thanks a lot!!!!!
      Hope both of you are doing great.


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