Salmon Fish Curry - Tuticorin style

Easy Indian salmon curry recipe made spicy with chili powder, tomatoes, and onion. This is an easy weeknight meal that it can be made in under 30 minutes. 

Salmon curry recipe is the easiest version of Salmon Kuzhambu, a south Indian style fish gravy. The authentic version of Indian seafood gravy requires many ingredients which may not be available in modern kitchen nowadays.

For those who love Indian style food and does not want an elaborate cooking can opt this version. As I minimized the processes and reduced the ingredients list to make it easier for you on busy weekdays.

The taste of the curry mainly depends on the quality of the seafood. So, check whether it is fresh to make before using it. Fresh and good seafood tastes great even with minimal preparations.


Salmon fish - 1.5kg
Fenugreek seeds - 3tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Black pepper - 2tsp
Fennel seeds - 2tsp
Onion - 2
Tomato -1
Green chilli - 3
Grated coconut - 4spoon
Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
Tamarind - 1lemon size
Chilli powder - 3tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 1 leaflet
Vegetable Oil for seasoning
Sesame oil - 1tsp
Salt for taste
Very small slice of lemon


Cut the fish into pieces and wash thoroughly.

Add turmeric powder, two spoons of chilli powder on the fish and mix. Keep this mix for 20 minutes.

Take a lemon size tamarind in a bowl and add little hot water. Keep this aside for 15minutes.

Add a two spoon of oil into a pan and heat. Once oil hot, add 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds, Black pepper, fennel seeds, cumin seeds. Fry this till golden color.

Add ¾ of chopped onion and cut green chilli. Fry this until onion gets translucent. Now add grated coconut to this and fry it. Add ginger garlic paste into this and fry it until the raw smell goes out.

Now this mix is ready for making a paste. Grind this into a fine paste by adding some water.

Again heat the same pan and add two spoons of oil and sesame oil and heat it. Once hot, add 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds. Add the rest of the onion and tomato. Once the onion and tomato mushy, add tamarind extract and boil it.

Add 1 tsp chilli powder, coriander powder, ground paste and stir it. Add enough water and make this mix into boil.

Once this is boiled, add the marinated fish pieces into the gravy. Once bubble started, add a lemon juice just little. Now reduce the flame to very low and keep boiling for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, add oil into a small pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Once the mustard starts splutter, add this mix into curry and gently stir it without breaking fish pieces.

Now wonderful Salmon fish curry is ready.

Salmon Fish is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. So it is very good for health.

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