• To prepare the fish curry in tamarind sauce, firstly roast the fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds and coconut powder and grind to a fine powder. Keep it aside.
  • Fry onions till they turn slightly brown. Make a fine paste of the spices mixture and the onions.
  • In a wide open pan, add a little oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When they crackle add curry leaves and green chillies (optional).
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw flavor goes. Add the onion and spices paste and mix thoroughly by adding a little water.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and tamarind juice and cook well.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil till slight traces of oil floats on top.
  • Add fish pieces and simmer the flame.
  • Do not stir the curry to avoid the fish pieces from breaking.
  • Finish off with fresh coriander leaves and a little garam masala


  • Coriander Leaves: 1 Spring
  • Coriander Powder: 20 Grams
  • Cumin: 10 Grams
  • Cumin Powder (optional): 10 Grams
  • Curry Leaves: Few
  • Fenugreek Seeds: 3 Grams
  • Fish-N-Fish (BASA): 500 Grams
  • Garam Masala Powder (optional): 3 Grams
  • Ginger Garlic Paste: 10 Grams
  • Mustard Seeds: 3 Grams
  • Onion: 3 (Small)
  • Red Chilli Powder: 10 Grams
  • Sesame Seeds: 10 Grams
  • Tamarind: 30 Grams
  • Turmeric: 1 Pinch