Mullet Fish(Kanambu) in Tomato Gravy

We get fresh Mullet in Fort Kochi, Kerala, which is really tasty.

Today got fresh kanambu, so prepared the recipe my style – Mullet Fish in Tomato Gravy.


Fish – 1 /2 kg
Onion chopped – 1
Green chilli – 1
Ginger chopped – 1-inch piece
Garlic, chopped – 4
Curry leaves
Kashmiri chilli powder -2 tbsp
Turmeric powder -1 /4 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1 /4 tsp
Salt as needed
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Tomatoes – 2
Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

mullet fish curry


Heat oil in a clay pot.

Add chopped onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Sauté well.

When onion turns translucent, add chilli powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder on low flame.

When the raw smell disappears, add some water (add water according to your desired consistency).

When it boils, add fish, vinegar and salt. Cook for 5-8 minutes closing the lid. 

Open the lid, add tomato pieces and cook for 5 more minutes in low flame.

When the gravy thickens, turn off the stove.

Serve hot with rice.

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