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Chepa Pulusu (Andhra style Fish Curry)

Chepa Pulusu (Andhra style Fish Curry)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 25


Serves 3

  • 2-3 King fish pieces

  • 2-3 tbsp. oil

  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped

  • 1-2 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1-2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 tbsp. Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp. roasted coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 2 cups tamarind water


  • 01

    Marinate the fish with a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder for 10-15 minutes.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan / kadai and temper with mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering add the cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Saute for a few seconds and then add the garlic. Saute for a few seconds more.

  • 03

    Add the onion, green chilies and curry leaves. Stir fry till light brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste and stir for few seconds more.

  • 04

    Now add the tomatoes and cook till it is completely mashed. Add all the dry spices and toss well. Add in the tamarind water and bring it to a boil.

  • 05

    Gently drop in the marinated fish and simmer, covered for 5-6 minutes. When done, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with plain steamed rice.



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