Pearl Spot Coconut Milk Curry


  • Pearlspot fish – 5 to6 nos
  • Onion- 3 to 4 nos
  • Ginger – 1 big size
  • Garlic -10 to 12nos
  • Green chilli – 3 to 4nos
  • Curry leaves – 2 to 3 sprigs.
  • Malabar tamarind – 4 to 5 nos
  • Grated coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1  1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seed – 1 tsp
  • oil-3 to 4 tbsp
  • salt – 1or 2 tsp


  • Take a cup of water and add malabar tamarind. Soak for a few minutes.
  • Then cut and clean the fish, wash them well, and set them aside.
  • Then grated the coconut and set it aside.
  • Take a pan, add grated coconut, and a little amount of water. Squeeze them well.
  • Drain the thick coconut milk and keep it aside.
  • Again, add water to the squeezed coconut pan.
  • squeezed them well with hands and drain thin coconut milk, set aside.
  • Heat a pan and add a sufficient amount of oil.
  • Then add the fenugreek seed and heat for a few minutes.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic ,ginger and green chilli, and sauté them well.
  • Add curry leaves and sauté them well.
  • Now add curry powders such as red chilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder. Saute them well.
  • Pour thin coconut milk into the pan and stir them well.
  • then add soaked malabar, tamarind, and salt and stir them well.
  • Cover and boil them well.
  • Once it is well boiled, remove the lid, add pearl spot fish, and mix them well with a woollen spachula.
  • Again, cover and cook till the fish is well cooked and soft.
  • remove the lid, add thick coconut milk, and stir them well.
  • cook for a few minutes, remove from heat, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions, and sauté them well.
  • then add curry leaves and sauté them well.
  • Now add some curry powders, such as red chili powder,,fenugreek powder, and turmeric powder.
    sauté and fry them well.
  • Once it is fried, remove it from the fire and pour the fried ingredients into the fish curry pan.
  • Mix them well with a spatula.
  • Serve the pearl spot fish curry with boiled tapioca or other meals.

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