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Few months back when I posting a fish curry recipe, I was talking about this Mango fish curry that Amma makes and guess what when I was home I got to try it :-) Infact I demanded her to make this fish curry as we were in the peek of mangoes everywhere. I still see vegetable vendors and super stores selling mangoes and I am not complaining one bit ;-). Wait wait I gotto tell you that I love to have this curry cold the next day with warm rice or may be even curd rice. Weird right? :P well that's my taste.

Mango Fish curry is a mild spicy curry that is fragrant and has cut raw mango pieces, the tartness from the mangoes along with the does of coconut in the curry and the aroma of fish all combines to form that perfect curry. Mango Fish curry is actually a recipe born from Kerala, each household has their own version and this is Amma's perfect signature dish. I have seen some recipes where instead of coconut paste coconut milk is used. She uses a particular variety of fish called Mathi / Chaala / Sardine. There is something about this fish that goes so good in this curry. Mathi is a small tender fish that is oily, they are usually inexpensive and easily available. Although if you are someone who does not like Mathi you can replace with your favorite fish nevertheless the end result is absolute bliss. I think I have said enough now lets move on with the recipe 


Recipe Source ~ Amma
Serves ~ 4 generously
Cook & Prep time ~ 30 mins
Serving Suggestions ~ White Rice and appalam


Mathi Fish/ your favorite fish - 8 nos
Tomatoes (ripe) chopped - 2
Raw mango (large) - 1 chopped into cubes
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1 - 2 tsp (depending on heat tolerance)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

To Grind

Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup 
Shallots - 8-10 nos
Green chili - 4 nos
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6

To Season

Coconut oil - 1 -2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin whole - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chili - 1 no
Curry leaves - 1 spring

  • Clean and cut the fish into two. rub the fish with salt and lime juice. (juice of 1/2 lime & 1/2 tsp salt)
  • In a vessel, put all ingredients except the fish. Add the ground masala paste. Add enough water (about 2 cups). Mix well with hand.
  • Now keep the vessel on stove and let the gravy simmer on medium flame and thicken. Stir gently and check for salt and spice.
  • Now add the fish pieces. After 5 mts. a nice aroma will come. Now remove from the stove.
  • Do the seasoning in the order given and pour into the gravy. Mix well and keep aside for sometime (30 mins) for all the flavors to mingle
Serve hot with white rice and appalam

Cooks Wisdom

- Any variety of small fish or prawns can be used.
- Coconut oil gives additional flavour to this curry but if you are not a fan of coconut oil use your preferred oil
- Make sure that the raw mango that you use is bit sour and not sweet
- You can add coconut milk instead of coconut paste for a thin curry


  1. Looks good :-) have a similar recipe up on my space as well...raw mango definitely kicks up the flavor in this dish.

  2. Yum yum yummmm... Lovely clicks and wonderful recipe akka.. Just love this flavorful curry so much.. :) Feeling hungry already..!!

  3. Looks too good, yummy and very very tempting...

  4. fish and mango goes really increases a tangy sweet taste to the curry...the way you presented is simply amazing too

  5. Love mango fish curry,great flavor..looks yum

  6. lovely clicks... mouthwatering dish...

  7. mango fish curry is my fav with rice and it..nice clicks dear.

  8. never thought of mango with fish...this sounds delicious

  9. Amma makes this kulambu often, the colour of the curry will be red in colour..Priya, totally loved the kulambu, YUM is the only word I can put here.

  10. The curry looks delicious Priya :-) The last pic is sure tempting!

  11. Delicious gravy ,pic's are awesome...Gravy has come out so so.. good Priya

  12. love all flavours of fish curries dear..drooling

  13. yummy curry and nice shots

  14. Yummy treat priya...looks so delicious...ur clicks itself makes me hunger :)

  15. i love curries, it must be spicy

  16. Love it a lot. comfort food

  17. Superb clicks n just love the recipe

  18. delicious n drooling over it :-)

  19. Priya,Mango fish curry looks so delicious, you have beautifully composed fish curry and rice spread...Nice images.

  20. What a beauty. Luved it dear. Coconut oil definitely gives it that special flavour.

  21. We bongs also make a mango and fish curry, but very different from this. I will try this next time, looks tempting.

  22. Am droolin.. This is one of my favs from my mom too.. Me & my sis used to fight for those mango pieces ;)

  23. We make a dal with pieces of raw mango, never fish. The recipe sounds very interesting, got to try this :-)

  24. Fish curry looks amazing and mango adds flavors to the curry.

  25. Mouthwatering fish curry, looks so delicious.

  26. drooling me..awesome..

  27. Fish curry with mango in coconut gravy is my favorite type of fish curry. I really wish for some now :)

  28. AnonymousJuly 28, 2013

    oh can feel the perfectly balanced sweetness from coconut and tartness from mangoes in this irresistibly bright curry...awesome :-)

  29. Quantity of fish not mentioned.


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