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Fish curry with tamarind and poppy seeds

Continuing with my fish recipes, now this one is a very yummy one. I personally love this recipe.  The recipe fish curry with tamarind and poppy seeds taste little sour and little sweet as because of tamarind and jaggery .  Mint gives an extra flavor to the recipe.  Poppy seeds' paste is used to make the gravy thicker.

Fish curry with tamarind and poppy seeds

📎Course : Main Course 
📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 10 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes
🕞Total : 30 minutes
🍴Servings : 2


  • 4 pieces fish (any)
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds paste
  • 1 small piece of jaggery
  • 8-9 mint leaves chopped
  •  1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/3 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp oil &
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash fish pieces under running water.  Rub with salt and turmeric.
  2. In a pan heat oil. Fry fish piece. Drain, keep aside.
  3. In the remaining oil add  cardamom,  cinnamon and cloves. Add chopped onions. Fry till light brown.
  4. Add poppy seeds paste. Stir and mix. Add turmeric,  cumin, coriander and red chilli powder.  Stir and mix.
  5. Now add jaggery and salt. Add tamarind pulp and chopped mint leaves.
  6. Add fish pieces. Mix all well and cover the pan. In a medium heat cook for few minutes. Add little water if necessary.
  7. Add garam masala, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat. Serve with plain rice or jeera rice.


  1. this looks it makes me hungry now.I will try this recipe also..tha ks for sharing this

  2. I can imagine tasting this fish curry with the sour, sweet gravy. I like food poured with sauce..

  3. very yummy it seems .. thank you for sharing !

  4. sounds so yumm, I shall check on this recipe


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