Sunday, 8 March 2015

Alleppey fish curry / Fish with raw mango in coconut gravy

Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India. The backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. 

Alappuzha is also called as Venice of the East. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annual Nehru trophy boat race, held on the Punnamada lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India. The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of Alappuzha which is the festive season held ten colourful days every year in the month of December. I am proud to say that I was born and brought up in a small village in Alappuzha.
If you search for Alleppey fish curry on google, you may get different types of recipes, some using coconut milk, some using coconut etc. I have already posted fish recipes without using coconut - Sravu mulakitathu (shark in red gravy), mathi curry (sardines curry ) , mathi mulakitathu  (sardines in red gravy ) etc.
But this recipe is entirely different from those previous recipes. Here I used coconut and raw mango with fish .But to be frank I have never tasted a fish curry made with coconut milk!!!!!! We always prepare it with ground coconut paste. But I assure you that this Alleppey fish curry with brown rice tastes heavenly.


Ingredients :

  • Fish : 1/2 kg
  • Curry leaves : 2springs
  • Raw mango sliced :  1 small
  • Ginger chopped : 1/2 tspn
  • Coconut oil (optional)
  • Salt

To grind :

  • Grated coconut : 1cup
  • Shallots / kunjulli : 5-8
  • Chilly poder : 2tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tspn

Method :

  • Wash and clean the fish.Cut it in to medium sized pieces.Keep it aside in a clay pot or kadai
  • Wash and slice the rw mango and set aside
  • Now grind all the ingredients listed under "to grind" in to a smooth paste.

  • Add ground paste and sliced mango pieces in to the fish.
  • Mix it well with your neat hand
  • Add enough water if you prefer more gravy add more water.
  • Add curry leaves and chopped ginger.
  • Add enough alt too.
  • Now close the clay pot and cook it in medium flame.Once the curryn starts to boil keep the stove in simmer mode.
  • Finally add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to the fish curry(I didnt use oil)


  • Any fish you can use for this curry
  • Adding of oil in the last step is optional only.(mom in law used to do like this )
  • Quantity of  of mango used may vary depends on verity


  1. Looks good. I have only tasted the north Indian styles. I wd surely try this and revert with another comment.

  2. I love raw mangoes in fish curry...this looks delicious

  3. Alleppey fish curry is tempting. The original one from there is really red because of the Kashmiri chilli powder they use. I had a ball of time eating when I visited last month.

  4. tempting fish curry, loving it

  5. My favourite in raw mango...My granny makes very delicious curry:)...You brought in memories dear...and yours is so tempting and looks delicious:)

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  7. Alleppey Fish Curry is new to me.I am Basically from Hyderabad But I love dishes made with coconut oil and making it in a Fresh fish will surely enhance the taste. thanks for the recipe. Check our restaurants Andhra Style Foods


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