Fish Stew


Fish stew




1. Fish – Around 250 gm ( I used 2 salmon fillets)

2. Onion – 1/2 medium sized

3. Ginger – 1 inch piece chopped

4. Garlic – 3-4 chopped

5. Tomato – 1 small sliced

6. Green Chillies – 3 sliced

7. Kudampuli/fish tamarind – 2-3  soaked in water for 15 mts or so (You can also use lemon juice  instead of kudampuli)

8. Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

10. Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

11. Thin coconut milk – 1/2 cup

12. Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup

13. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

14. Salt – To taste


1. Clean and slice the fish fillets.

2. Heat oil in a claypot/meenchatti or in a pan and add the sliced onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic.


3.  When the onion becomes transparent, add the sliced tomato, curry leaves and saute for 1-2 mts.

4. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.  Mix well.


5. Add the thin coconut milk.

6. Bring it to a boil and add the fish pieces and kudampuli. Cover and cook.


7.  When the fish pieces are done add the thick coconut milk and simmer for a few minutes. Check the salt and switch off.  Serve hot with rice/chappathi/appams.



Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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