Methi Fish Curry/Fenugreek Fish Masala

This fish curry is prepared using dried fenugreek leaves in a spicy ,tangy and rich sauce.Few days ago a regular visitor of my blog sent me a message asking me whether you can post the methi fish masala and this is specially for her.Do try this different style of fish masala. I am sure you all will definitely love this.


Methi Fish Curry (2)



  1. Fish (Red snapper,Tilapia or any fleshy fish) – 1/2 kg
  2. Shallots –10
  3. Garlic – 10
  4. Green Chilly – 3
  5. Ginger(chopped) – 2 tsp
  6. Tomato(chopped) – 3
  7. Onion(sliced and fried until golden brown) – 2
  8. Onion(chopped) -2
  9. Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 3tsp
  11. Fish curry Masala –  1 1/2 tsp
  12. Cumin powder (roasted) – 1/2 tsp
  13. Tamarind Sauce – 1/2 cup
  14. Dried Fenugreek leaves – 1 1/2 tbsp
  15. Coriander leaves – 3 sprigs
  16. Yogurt –1 1/2 tbsp
  17. Cream – 1/4 cup
  18. Salt
  19. Oil
  20. Water-1 cup

Methi Fish Curry (1)



  1. Marinate fish with turmeric powder,red chilly powder and salt for 10 minutes.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry till golden brown.
  2. In a blender, make a paste of shallots,garlic,ginger,2 tomatoes,fried and golden brown onion.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.add chopped onions,1 tomatoes and saute until soft.
  4. Add ground paste and cook for 5 minutes.Add fish curry masala ,cumin powder and remaining chilly powder and saute well.
  5. Add salt to taste and tamarind sauce.Bring to a boil and let it cook on low flame for 15 minutes.
  6. In a small pot,bring 1 cup of water to boil.Add dried fenugreek leaves to soften, then strain and discard water.
  7. Add boiled fenugreek leaves to the simmering sauce.
  8. Add fried fish and 2 sprigs of  coriander leaves.Cook over low heat for another 10 minutes.
  9. Add cream and yogurt to it and mix well.Stir carefully not to break fish.
  10. Add remaining coriander leaves. Remove from fire.Allow the curry to stand for 30 minutes before serving with rice or roti.


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