Kerala Salmon fish Curry

A Kottayam Style Fish Curry , with lots of flavours and for me the best comfort food ever. For Amma this is like her warm up Curry, when back after a long travel, or vacation, this would be the comfort food for the day or next, and now i follow her.
Back in Kerala; fish curry  is normally made in earthenware vessels names " Meen Chatti" , but unfortunately i broke mine and had to make these in a normal Kadai, and I'm sure to get one during my next visit :) A very Indian  style of Salmon Curry

Kottayam Style Fish Curry / Salmon Fish Curry
Recipe Source: Amma

1 lbs Salmon Steak ( cut in medium square pieces)
1/2 Onion ( sliced )
2 inch  Ginger piece ( sliced)
5-6 Garlic ( sliced)
2 Green Chili ( opt)
1 1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder ( adjust accordingly )
1/4tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Powder
3-4 Kudam Puli / Gambooge ( soaked in hot water until soft and torn in small pieces)
Curry Leaves
Salt to Taste
Oil ( preferrabaly Coconut Oil )


  • Heat oil in a Kadai and pop Mustard, add in Ginger, Garlic, Green Chili & Onion,Curry leaves & saute until translucent.
  • Lower the heat and add in Red chili pwdr, Coriander pwdr & Turmeric and saute for another 2-3 mins.
  • Add in 1 1/2 cup of water, Kodam puli, salt and let it boil.
  • Add in the fish pieces, and cook on medium to low heat, when almost cooked add in the Fenugreek pwdr ,and check for salt, let it simmer again, check for your gravy consistency, and add water as needed.( do not make it too watery )
  • Add in 1-2 tbsp of Coconut oil and more Curry leaves, simmer for 5 - 10 mins and Serve.
  • It tastes best the next day.


  1. I too love fish curry prepared in man chatti :) but unluckily I don't have it here... I definitely agree, a spicy hot fish curry is a very comfort food to bring u back to routine ! Lovely clicks...

  2. thanni nadan...wonderful fish good to know salmon works for curries

  3. Adipoli meen curry, Salmon looks very good in this curry.

  4. i can get the smell of the sumptious curry...

  5. One finger licking gravy, very tempting and yummy...

  6. this looks so yummy,bit similar with Sri lankan cooking style,even we use gambooge for fish curry...

  7. Beautifully made and what a delicious outcome. We too adore fish curry and at times, its difficult to decide on what sort of recipe. This recipe is a must try for the next weekend.

  8. Wow! Loved the fish curry Pria.. Beautiful clicks too :-)

  9. You have a beautiful space. Count me in as your new follower :). Great pics and thats a delicious salmon curry indeed !


all rights reserved.