This is one of my favourite Keralan fish curries. In Kerala it is usually made with Kingfish which is difficult to find in the UK. There, it is called Mulagittathu Fish Curry and is known for being a spicy one.
I used cod and found it to be equally as delicious. If you are a spicy food fan, this fiery hot Keralan fish curry is one you have to try.
Make this Keralan fish curry your own…
Although I love a spicy hot curry like this, my family likes their curries a bit more on the mild side.
So I toned the heat down a bit in the following recipe. There’s no point making a curry that is so spicy no one but the cook will eat it after all.
Cooking delicious Indian food is all about tasting as you go. Make the Keralan fish curry as the recipe but feel free to top it up with more chilli if you want to turn that zing into a zap.
I used both Kashmiri chilli powder and and Paprika. In the original recipe I learned in Kerala, the recipe was all about the fish and Kashmiri chilli powder. No paprika was used.
This is a bright red curry and using the paprika gave the curry its famous red glow without blowing everyone’s heads off.
Back when I first started cooking Indian food, I wasn’t all that crazy about seafood curries. I like to taste the seafood without it having to compete with so many different spices.
With this Keralan seafood curry recipe there is no competition. The fish plays a staring role.
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I hope you enjoy this Keralan fish curry recipe. If you do try it, please don’t be a stranger. Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.