Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fish Mappas

A delicious creamy stew with thick coconut milk and some spices.
I usually make this curry with Appam for dinner. 

Ingredients :

  1. Fish pieces : 250 gm
  2. Pearl Onions : 4-5
  3. Green Chillies : 2-3
  4. Ginger  : A small piece
  5. Garlic : 2-3
  6. Curry Leaves : 2 springs
  7. Red Chilly Powder : 1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder : 1.5 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  10. Black pepper Powder : 1 tsp
  11. Tomatoes : 1
  12. Thin Coconut Milk : 1 cup
  13. Thick Coconut Milk : 1/2 cup
  14. Vinegar : 1 tsp
  15. Coconut Oil
  16. Salt

Method :

  • Marinate the fish pieces with little red chilly powder, turmeric powder ,pepper powder ,salt and keep aside for half an hour.
  • Slightly fry the fish pieces and drain them.
  • Crush the pearl onions ,ginger,garlic together
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the crushed mix , green chillies and curry leaves.
  • After sauteing well, add all the powders,salt  and stir well.
  • When the raw smell of the powders go,add the thin coconut milk.
  • When it boils add the fish pieces and tomato cut into medium size pieces.
  • When the gravy reduces to its half and the fish pieces are cooked well add vinegar and wait for 1-2 minutes.
  • Finally add the thick coconut milk and swirl the pan for mixing well.(At this stage do not boil the gravy..When the bubbles are about to pop up,switch off the flame , add some curry leaves and cover well)


Happy Cooking!!!!!!!!


  1. looks yummy...usually i cook with kudampuli also..reduce the amount of coriander powder and add crushed fennelseeds also to get the real taste of Mappas..My Mom's fav dish and she cooks well..try it like this when you cook next time...

  2. Thank you so much for your nice suggestions...I am sure that it works well because u r more aware of such recipes than me...