Tuna Fish Pickle – Fish Pickle Kerala Recipe


  • Oil – 1or 2 cup
  • Fish-
  • Mustard seed-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-4 strings
  • Ginger – 1 or 2 big pieces
  • Garlic – 20 or 25 cloves
  • Red chilli – 2 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli – 2 or 3(slits)
  • Pepper – 1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder – 1/4tsp
  • White Vinegar – 1 cup (depends upon your taste)
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry red chilli-2or 3 slits
  • Ginger – 1big piece
  • Garlic – 10 to 15 pieces
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves- 2 strings

Step 1. (Preparations)

Wash and cut the fish into cubed pieces. Place the fish pieces in a bowl and add the grinded paste of ginger, garlic, red chilli, pepper, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt to taste and keep it aside .

Step 2. (Cooking Method)

Take 1 cup of oil in a pan, fry the fish. Don’t over fry the fish. Then drain and set a side.

Step 3. (Last stage)

Take half a cup of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and when it start to pop, then saute garlic, ginger, curry leaves. When it become light golden colour add asefoetida, turmeric, fenugreek powder, red chilly powder. Mix well and sauted for a minute. Then add the fried fish, mix well with the spices and then finally add white vinegar. Remove from heat and cool completely. Then store in a air tight jars


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