Hot and Sour Fish Curry

Hot and Sour Fish Curry


(A Perfect blend of Spice and Sour fish Curry)


I have already posted loads of mom’s magic recipes and thanks to all who have tried, tested, tasted and send me your lovely tried clicks along with your wonderful comments. Thank you and Love you all dear readers. Now it’s time for sharing another magic recipe of mom , that is her amazingly delicious meen mulakita recipe which I named it as Hot and Sour Fish Curry because of the perfect blend of the spice and sour flavor.

Goes well with plain rice, tapioca, appam, idiyappam, pathri and the list goes on.

Taste it to feeeeeeeeeeel it…




Off to the recipe,


  1. Fish                                       – 1/2 kg
  2. Salt                                        – As needed
  3. Chilly powder                      – 3 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder               – 1 tsp
  5. Tomato                                 – 1 sliced
  6. Green chilly                         -4 slit
  7. Ginger                                 – 1 inch piece julienned
  8. Garlic                                   -4 cloves julienned
  9. Tamarind                            -1 small lemon size ball soaked in 1/4 cup water and extracted
  10. Curry leaves                       – few
  11. Shallots   *                          -10 sliced
  12. Water                                 -1  1/4 cups.

* – You can add 1 sliced onion instead of shallots.

To garnish:

  1. Curry leaves                         – few
  2. Coconut oil                          – 2-3 tbspn



  • In a pan or a clay pot, add water 1 1/4 cups, 10 shallots sliced, few curry leaves, 1/4 cup tamarind extract, garlic 4 cloves julienned, ginger -1 inch piece julienned, green chillies – 4 slit, tomato- 1 sliced, chilly powder- 3tsp and turmeric powder- 1 tsp.
  • Cook well covered until the veggies get cooked and bubbles appear.
  • Add fish and cook covered until done(15-20minutes). Timings vary based on the variety of the fish. I used black pomfret.
  • Lastly add coconut oil , curry leaves on top and keep covered for a minimum of 5  minutes before serving for the flavors to set in.

Enjoy and Happy eating!!!!!!!!!!!


Love and Regards,



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