Kerala-style fish curry with canned tuna…
One of the ways of making fish curry in Kerala is by adding raw mangoes instead of tamarind & coconut milk to make the curry rich & creamy. Usually, shrimp is added to make this curry.
The other day, while making Kerala-style lunch I wanted to make a fish curry & I didn’t have any fish in my freezer instead I had canned tuna, I didn’t think much added canned white tuna for making this curry.
The curry turned out delicious, coconut milk added will make this curry rich & creamy, along with the raw mangoes, absolutely delish.
- Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
- Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
- Garlic, sliced thin- 2 cloves
- Ginger, sliced thin- 2-inch slice
- Green chilies, halved- 2
- Curry leaves- 1 sprig
- Shallots, chopped- 2 large shallots or 6 small onions
- Tomato, chopped- 1
- Raw mango, diced- 6 pieces
- Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
- Coriander powder- 2 tsp
- Cumin powder- ½ tsp
- Salt- 1½ tsp
- Warm water- 1 cup
- Canned white tuna chunks- 1 can, should be tuna chunks
- Coconut milk- ½ cup
- I've added canned white tuna chunks for making this, tuna in water, drain the water.
- You can add any kind of fish like sea bream, sea bass, salmon, king fish, or shrimp for making this curry.
- Place a clay pan or saucepan over medium heat, add coconut oil.
- Add fenugreek seeds, saute for a few seconds.
- Add garlic, ginger, green chilies & curry leaves, saute till ginger-garlic turns golden in color.
- Add shallots, season with ½ tsp salt & cook till shallots turn translucent.
- Add chopped tomato, cook till tomato has mashed up.
- Add raw mango & cook for 2 minutes.
- Add all the spices & salt, combine well.
- Add warm water, let the water come to a slight boil.
- Add the canned tuna or any fish or shrimp, combine well.
- Cook covered for a few minutes till the fish has cooked through. Don't overcook the fish.
- Open the lid & add coconut milk, cook for a minute.
- Take the pan off the heat & keep it covered for some time.
- Enjoy this curry with rice, chapati, appam, idiyappam, puttu, etc.