Koori / Catfish / Fish Curry - easy, tasty & simple

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Koori / Catfish / Fish Curry - easy, tasty & simple


*EPISODE 08 - Koori Catfish Curry (Etta Koori/Mushi)* Koori curry is a very tasty, coastal & backwater delicacy in Kerala. A fish species both found in the river and in the sea. Different kinds are widely available in local fish markets. Manjakoori (Yellow Catfish) usually found in sea and Vellakoori (Long-whiskered Catfish) mostly from the rivers and small streams. A highly demanded and mouthwatering toddy/kallu shop delicacy. Its high in omega3 and considered very healthy. Koori / Catfish eggs are extremely tasty and very addictive. Here is the recipe to make Koori/Catfish Curry. Easy, tasty and simple steps to make this curry. Please try it and let know your feedback. Comments and suggestions are welcome. 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 kgs fish

  • 3 nos green chilly

  • 1 piece ginger

  • 5 nos shallot crushed

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 6 nos kudampuli/ cambogia as per taste

  • 2-3 tsp salt to taste

  • 1 nos for gravy:- (make the paste using a blender) garlic

  • 1/2 nos grated coconut

  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder

  • 2 pinch cheriya jeerakam / cumin seed

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1 cups water (as per required)


  • Grind the gravy ingredients to a fine paste using a blender or traditional grinder.
  • Once the clay pot / manchatti becomes hot, add the gravy and stir well on a low flame. Also, add curry leaves, ginger, green chilly,kudampuli/cambogia and salt to taste.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil add the fish pieces.
  • Cook the fish on low flame for few minutes, till the fish tenders.
  • Once well-cooked turn off the gas.
  • Finally, add shallots (crushed), coconut oil.