Meen Mulaku curry/ Fish in red gravy


Fish – 1/2 kg

Shallots – 10-15 sliced

chopped ginger – 1 tsp

chopped garlic – 1 tsp

green chillies slit – 3 nos

Curry leaves

Kudampuli/Kokum – 4-5 pieces

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Kashmiri chilli powder – 4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Salt to taste

coconut oil


Soak kokum in 1/2 cup of water for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard and fenugreek seeds. Saute shallots, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, green chillies, and curry leaves. When the colour of the shallots starts to change, add coriander powder, kashmiri chilli powder, and turmeric powder in low heat. When the raw smell of the powders disappears, add 2 cups of water, soaked kokum, and salt. When it starts to boil, add fish pieces for 3-5 minutes in high flame, then in low heat for 10 minutes. When the gravy starts to thicken and the oil starts floating, turn off the stove and close the lid. Decorate the curry with some curry leaves.

This curry tastes better the following days. Don’t use spoon much after it gets cooked, rather rotate the pot or pan while reheating.  

11 thoughts on “Meen Mulaku curry/ Fish in red gravy”

  1. Love this with kappa vevichathu,adipoli combo!!

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  2. Color looks attractive and am a fan of such bright colored gravies.. 🙂 Very well prepared 🙂
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