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SEE: How to make tangy fish masala

By Ramapriya Suresh
June 28, 2020 10:41 IST
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Mumbai-based Ramapriya Suresh shows you how to make traditional fish masala.
Photograph and video: Vignesh S Moopanar/Ammu's Kitchen

Tangy Fish Masala

Tangy Fish Masala

Watch the video to see how to make tangy fish masala at home:



  • 4 to 5 pieces of black pomfret
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp jeera
  • 8 to 10 garlic
  • 4 to 5 dried red chillies
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt
  • 1 cup tamarind juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  • Wash pomfret well and drain water.
  • Marinate with turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • To make masala paste, dry roast jeera, garlic and red chillies.
  • In a mixer, add roasted jeera, red chillies, green chilli, red chilli powder, coriander powder and blend well by adding some water.
  • Heat some oil in a skillet or flat bottom pan.
  • Place the fish masala and cook well on both sides.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add 1 chopped onion and saute well. Add masala and mix well.
  • Add salt as required.
  • Cool till oil separates.
  • Add kasuri methi and fresh curry leaves.
  • Add tamarind juice and mix well.
  • Cook till it bubbles.
  • Add prepared fish and coat the masala well.
  • Add coconut milk and cook on medium flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Cover with lid and cook for another 10 minutes on low to medium flame.

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