Monday, 31 August 2015

Choora meen curry / Tuna fish in red gravy Alleppey style

Differnt methods are available to prepare fish curry.If you are coming Alleppey side you can see all are using fish tamarind in fish preparation that may be the key secret behind this amazing taste! you can serve this with rice  dosa idly  boiled tapioca  or appam .I served this with wheat dosa.

Usage of kasmiri chilly powder will give a red gravy and it may be the attraction of fish curry in our area.

Ingredients :

  • Choora fish / tuna fish : 1/2 kg
  • Fenugreek seeds / uluva : 1/4 tspn
  • Shallots / kochulli : 10 - 12
  • Garlic : 8 cloves 
  • Ginger : 1" piece
  • Green chilly (slited) : 2 (optional)
  • Chilly powder : 2 tblspn(up to your level)
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Coriander powder : 1/2 tblspn
  • Fish tamarind / kodampuli : 2 piece

Method :

  • Clean the fish and cut it in to medium sized pieces.Keep aside.
  • Wash and soak fish tamarind in water.Set aside.
  • Crush ginger garlic and shallots .Keep aside.

  • Heat a clay pot with oil.Add fenugreek seeds and let it splutter.Add crushed ginger garlic green chilly and shallots.Add salt too
  • Saute it well .Keep the stove in simmer mode.Meanwhile take all the spice powders in a bowl and mix it with little water.It should be like a thick paste.Add it to the clay pot and mix it well.

  • When the oil starts to separate add  in fish tamarind.Mix it well and now add in tamarind soaked water.If need add more water.(I used almost 1.5 cups of water).keep the stove in medium flame . Let it boil.
  • Add in fish pieces .Close the clay pot with its lid .
  • Once the gravy starts to thicken switch off the flame.
  • Delicious choora curry is ready to serve...


  1. kothiyavunnu Remya.. with rice it's so good for lunch..

  2. Truly loved. So close to the one I had in Allepey. In fact bought back the puli and Kashmiri chilli powder and have been using so far.

  3. Looks delicious Remmy! Love the use of tuna, unique!

  4. Lip-smacking dish Remya. Just now I had my lunch but now I feel hungry after reading this :-D

  5. delicious one..all I need is a bowl of kappa vevichathu to dip in this curry,yummmmy!!!

  6. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share


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