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Toddy shop fish curry

Toddy Shop Fish Curry is spicy and flavourful compared to normal fish curries. It is a local favourite as it is very tempting and looks very appealing too. The vibrant redness of the curry and the oil-drenched fish gravy is what makes Toddy Shop Fish Curry, a forte dish.


  • Seer Fish / Shark- 1/2 kg
  • Chilly powder- 3 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 4 tsp
  • Garlic cloves chopped- 5
  • Tomato chopped- 2 or 3
  • Onion cut into long slices- 3
  • Fenugreek- 1/4 tsp
  • Gamboge (Kodam puli) - 2 or 3 pieces
  • Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Oil- 3 or 4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves

Blend chilly powder, coriander powder and salt in a cup.
Heat 3 tsp of oil in a non-stick pan and add fenugreek seeds. Stir till they become dark brown.
Add garlic, onions and stir well. Add chopped tomatoes.

After a few minutes of proper stirring, add the blended paste. Reduce the flame and mix well for 5-10 minutes. Let everything gets mixed well and the oil gets separated.

Add 3 cups of water, stir and boil it. When it starts to boil, add the fish pieces along with kodampuli (pot tamarind). After 10-15 minutes, the gravy will thicken and the fish will get cooked. Add curry leaves.

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