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Fish Vindaloo !

Vindaloo,a popular dish in Kerala especially served during special occasions, is basically a spicy dish balanced with vinegar and coconut milk.This delicious delicacy is the result of our Portuguese bond, believed to have introduced through Latin Christians of the descent.Served along with rice,appam or bread,Vindaloo can be prepared with fish and meat alike.Here is the recipe.


500 gm fish,cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
1.5 cup thin coconut milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 medium sized onion,chopped finely
2 green chillies,chopped
3 tomatoes,ground to a fine paste without water
1 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar (to balance the taste)
handful of coriander leaves to garnish
oil,salt as required

For the Marinade (Grind to a fine paste)

1.5 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds/uluva
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp fennel seeds


Grind the ingredients mentioned in the marinade section to a fine paste.Half of the marinade should be kept aside,to be used in Vindaloo later.Marinate the fish with the remaining half marinade for at least one hour.Heat oil and fry all these marinated fish pieces.Take care not to over-fry.This process is to just keep the fish intact and the gravy much tastier.When you finish frying,you may add the chopped onion and green chillies to the same oil (this will enhance the taste since the masala is to give a special flavour to the onion). Sauté this till onion turns brown.Pour the half portion of marinade at this stage and mix well till the raw smell disappears.Add ground tomato to this and roast for two minutes.Pour thin coconut milk and fried fish pieces now.Bring to a boil and cook till the gravy go thick.Check salt.Finally add the thick coconut milk and cook only till it reach boiling point.Switch off the stove.Add sugar,vinegar and check the seasoning.Garnish with coriander leaves .


12 comments on “Fish Vindaloo !

  1. Rumana Rawat
    September 6, 2011

    Looks delicious:)


  2. Swathi
    September 6, 2011

    Looks awesome spicy.


  3. anilkurup
    September 6, 2011

    I do not know if it is only some remarkable coincidence or if it is some crazy program you have, I always go into your new post of tempting food when I have not eaten and is ravenously hungry.It was so here as well.

    I do not know if I will cook all this you post . but tried the potato and cauliflower stuff it was not bad . Believe me it is not self flattery.


  4. Priya
    September 6, 2011

    Love that vessel,vindaloo looks soo tempting and irresistible, fingerlicking dish for the sure..


  5. Sobha Shyam
    September 6, 2011

    never had the fish vindaloo, looks very delicious..


  6. Suja
    September 6, 2011

    Fish Vindaloo is in my to make list,this looks awesome..spicy and tempting..thanks for this wonderful recipe dear


  7. Insignia
    September 7, 2011

    I liked that yellow porcelain container 🙂

    I had my stomach fill; not hungry. I dont eat meat; but my husband loves fish. I am sure he will want to try this recipe. Will share it with him 😀


  8. Bikramjit
    September 8, 2011

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm not a fan of fishhhhhh 🙂 but loved the recipe maybe put some other meat 🙂



  9. Soma
    September 9, 2011

    I LOVE Vindaloos but to tell the truth never had a fish vindaloo.. only with chicken. what a beautiful color and looks really appetizing.


  10. Hamaree Rasoi
    September 12, 2011

    never had this with fish, looks very tempting though…

    Hamaree Rasoi


  11. aipi
    September 12, 2011

    Love that yellow serving pot n the recipe sounds so exotic, must be a treat for fish lovers!


  12. JishasKitchen
    September 14, 2011

    it looks very delicious…..loved it..


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