Kolhapuri Fish Curry

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Kolhapuri Fish Curry


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 500 gms surmai or king fish(cut into big pieces )

  • 1 pinch salt, to taste

  • 2 tsp yoghurt

  • 2 nos onions(one is sliced and another one is chopped)

  • 1 tbsp ginger paste

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1 nos tomato(chopped)

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 5 nos cloves

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

  • 6 nos black peppercorns

  • 1/4 tsp poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)

  • 1/4 cups dried coconut ( grated,if you do not have dried coconut then you can use fresh coconut)

  • 5 nos dried red chillies broken(if you can , use kolhapuri chilies)

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/4 cups oil


  • Dry roast cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, black peppercorns, poppy seeds,red chillies ,coconut and coriander seeds till fragrant
  • Cool and grind with sliced onions and little bit water to make a paste
  • Mix fish pieces with salt, yoghurt ,turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder and set aside in a refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes
  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan,when the oil is enough hot, put fish pieces and shallow fry both the sides until light brown
  • Remove from heat and keep aside
  • Heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan
  • Add onions and saut until golden brown
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell of masala goes away
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saut till oil leaves the sides
  • Add turmeric powder and mix
  • Add the coconut masala paste and mix well,cook until oil gets separated, add salt
  • Add 1 cups of water
  • bring it to boil,when the water will start boiling, add fried fish pieces ,simmer the gas and cook for 5-6 minutes
  • Serve hot with steamed rice