Fish in Roasted Coconut Gravy – Kerala Style


Content feeling after a typical Kerala style lunch... Having a long weekend, I feel so relaxed and wonderful. The weather was more than perfect, the sun kept shining over the weekend without any denial. I dedicated my weekend solely for gardening and beautifying the backyard. Finally, my first ever veggie garden is up in my yard. I planted tomatoes, bell peppers, peppers, different kind of beans, squash and cantaloupe. Now, I am eagerly waiting to harvest the veggies and fruits :) Last Saturday, I made a Kerala style lunch. I don't make these kind of lunch quite often and hence I felt so homely and content. A typical Kerala lunch includes rice, fish curry, fish fry, veggie stir fry etc. I made fish curry in roasted coconut gravy, Kappa or Tapioca stir fry in coconut gravy and fish fry. There are so many different ways of making fish curry, here is one of my favorite ways using roasted coconut to make the gravy. My mom makes this curry in a clay pot which makes this curry taste good,

What you will need

Sardine Fish, cleaned and cut (use any kind of fish)- 5

Drumsticks cut- 3 (or use eggplants, cubed)

Tamarind, fresh- 2 inch slice, soaked in 3 tbsp warm water

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Green chilies, split lengthwise- 2

Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 2 tbsp

Coconut, grated- 2 cups

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Small onions- 5

Chili powder- 1½ tsp

Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp

Coriander powder- 1½ tsp

Fennel powder- 1 tsp

Ground pepper- ½ tsp

Salt- to taste

Water- 1½ cups while grinding+ more to thin down the gravy


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