Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fish Tomato Masala

This is a thick fish masala, really simple and it is enriched with the flavour of tomatoes. This mildly spicy tomato based thick gravy is best suitable with South Indian Breads like Appam,idiyappam,chapathi and even with rice also.


  1.  Fish pieces: 5-6
  2.  Kashmiri chilly powder : 2 tsp
  3.  Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  4.  Salt
  5.  Pearl onions : 4-5
  6.  Ginger : a medium size piece
  7.  Garlic : 2-3
  8.  Green chilly ; 2-3
  9.  Curry leaves : 2 springs 
  10.  Red chilly powder ; 2 tsp
  11.  Coriander powder : 1 tsp
  12.  Fennel powder : 1 tsp
  13.  Pepper powder ; 1tsp
  14.  Tomatoes : 2 (chopped)
  15.  Garam masala : 1/2 tsp
  16.  Coconut oil


  •  Roast the red chilly powder and coriander powder together in a hot pan for  4 to 5 minutes in medium flame.
  •  Crush the pearl onions,ginger,garlic and green chillis together.
  •  Marinate the fish pieces with 2,3,4 ingredients together and keep aside for half an hour.
  •  Heat oil in a pan & shallow fry the fish pieces slightly and drain them.
  • In the same oil,add sliced onions and curry leaves
  • Saute well till the onions get transluscent.
  • Add the crushed mix and saute again.
  • Now add the roasted powders, fennel powder,black pepper powder and saute for some time.
  • When the raw smell disappears,add the chopped tomatoes,combine well and close the pan .
  • After 3-4 minutes, open the lid and stir well till the tomatoes get soft and pulpy.
  • Add some water and when it boils add the fish pieces.
  • Boil for few minutes till to get a semigravy thick texture
  • Sprinkle garam masala and switch off the flame.



  1. Hey Shahi,thank you for joining my space.Love this meen curry we make it slightly different but this one looks so good nalla thick masala charu that is what I like.

  2. nalla thick masala... perfect for pathiris... yum...

  3. Ahh, mouth watering, as Rafee said apt for pathiris :)