Fish pieces  – 4-5 pieces (washed and drained) I use Surmai/King fish

    Garlic cloves – 2 nos.

    Salt – to taste

    Red chilli powder – 1 and half teaspoon

    Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

    Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

    Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

    Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon

    Coconut milk powder – ½ cup

    Curry leaves – 8-10 nos.

    Onion – 1 medium large (Sliced)

    Tomato – 1 large ( roughly chopped)

    Kokam – 2-3 pieces

    Coriander leaves – for garnish

    Oil – As required


    Add a teaspoon of oil in a pan and heat it. Add the mustard seeds, onions and tomatoes, garlic cloves and few curry leaves. Fry them for 2-3 minutes until onions are slightly brown and tomatoes are soft. Transfer into a blender along with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder, coconut milk powder and little water. Make a smooth paste.

    In a pot heat 2 tablespoons oil, add the paste and sauté until the oil oozes from the gravy. Add few curry leaves and kokam pieces and one cup water. Let the gravy boil then simmer and cover with lid and let cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes. Add the fish pieces and cook without lid for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice.