Spicy Fish Masala (ഫിഷ്‌ മസാല)

This is a spicy and yummy fish curry which goes great with roti or rice. This recipe is adapted from kairali TV fame Lakshmi Nair’s cook book “Magic oven Pachakavidhikal”.Hope you enjoy it.



  1. Seer fish/Neimeen (cut onto medium slices) – 1/2 kg
  2. Onion(chopped) –2
  3. Tomato(chopped) –2
  4. Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  5. Ginger apste-2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Lime juice-1/2 of a lemon
  10. Kashmiri red chilly  – 10
  11. Green chilly – 2
  12. Cloves –4
  13. cardamom pods –4
  14. Coconut milk –1 cup
  15. Oil
  16. Salt – to taste



  1. Marinate fish pieces with pepper powder and salt and keep aside for 1 hour.Make a fine paste of Kashmiri red chilly.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces till golden brown.
  3. In another pan, heat oil and fry chopped onions till brown .Keep aside.
  4. in the same oil, add cloves,cardamom and fry. Add ginger-garlic paste,turmeric powder and saute.once the  smell comes, add Kashmiri chilly paste,red chilly powder,green chilly and saute well.add chopped tomatoes and once it is done, add coconut milk to it.
  5. Add fried onions to it and stir well.Let it boil.
  6. Once it starts to boil, add fried fish pieces and cook on low flame till the gravy is thick.
  7. Finally add lime juice to it and stir.Remove from fire.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves.


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2 Responses

  1. Jay says:

    mmm….flavorful n delicious recipe..
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