05 October 2016

Alleppey fish curry recipe |#Kerala seafood recipe


A fish can certainly live without a Mallu a.k.a Malayalee but a Mallu cannot live without a fish !! This my dear friend is called ,"A typical Malayalee syndrome!". As I might have told you zillions of times before,we mallus LOVE fish and a daily menu without fish is nothing less than a curse or a sin!

Guess what even a recent infographic prepared by Funalytics   shows that Kerlaites are the hardcore non-vegetarians all over India . Praise the lord ..then the Mallus !:D

When all over India,every woman in the neighborhood are either gossiping openly or envying silently about the next door lady's brand new Rs.20,000 embroidered saree or the pearl-y white-y shining necklace or golden jhumka/dangling earring ,a typical Kerala woman is more interested and curious to know which type of fish and for how much her neighbor got the fish for and ending up either praising or cursing the fish monger of that day...


It is also not an unusual sight to see a male fish monger ,(like Shri Krishna) surrounded by women from all over the community ....or a lady fish monger delivering the hot catch of the day with spicy secret news about the ladies from neighborhood as a bonus....You see,it's a big thing ...Fish and everything related to them are part and parcel of a Keralite ...

So,we have varieties of fish recipes ..from dry fish recipes to fresh fish recipes ---smeared in coconut paste and spices or spicy and tangy curry ..Simply finger-licking fish recipes! ...So far these fish recipes have made it to my blog - Fish Mappas curry, Netholi meen pattichathu/Dry Anchovy recipe Kerala style , Kerala fish cutlet ,Apollo fish fry recipe Andhra style ,Pan fried salmon on a bed of lettuce , Karimeen porichathu/Pearl spot fish fry , Karimeen pollichathu  ..

Today,I am gonna share the ultimate spicy fish curry from "The Venice of the East - Alleppey !" ~ my hometown . This fish curry is very spicy and goes awesome with boiled rice , any side dish ,Kappa/Kerala Tapioca .


Alleppey Fish curry recipe (without a coconut)


Fish Steaks (medium-large size,I used King fish) - 3 nos.
Red chilli powder - 2 Tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 th Tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4th Tsp
Fenugreek Powder - 1/4th Tsp
Fennel Powder - 1/4th Tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1/4th Tsp
Shallot/Small onion ,chopped - 1 Tbsp
Kudampulli/Gambodge - 2-3 nos.
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/8th Tsp
Coconut Oil - 3 Tbsp
Water - 2 Cups
Salt to taste

Method: Please watch the video that will guide you properly how to make this Kerala special Alappuzha fish curry .


1. For making it less spicy , just add 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk at the end .
2. For different variations (in taste yet tasty) ,add chopped tomatoes (1/4 th cup) at the end and once the tomatoes are soft ,put off the flame .

So,if you are a spice lover,do try this fiery hot Alleppey fish curry for sure . And if you have not tasted any Kerala seafood yet,why don't give this curry a shot.