Chatpata Fish curry..

When I think of red colored fish curry that mom makes, I salivate on just the thought. Mmmm…

I have it with Steam cakes(Puttu), Rice rotis(Pathiri), Chapathi, and of course with Rice. 🙂 Its such a fabulous dish. I never knew that Tapioca and Fish curry were a pair made in heaven until I went to college. My mom always made Tapioca as a tea time snack so I never tasted it combined with anything else. But when my friend brought it once from her home to hostel with Fish curry, Fish fry and Fish pickle, Oh my!!! How could I have missed such a combination.

My dearest hubby recently wanted to have his mom’s Chatpata Fish curry and Chapathi. As a good wife (am an angel.. 😉 😛 ) I immediately called my Mamma and wrote down the recipe.

Its a very easy dish to make and it tastes even better the next day. 🙂

Chatpata Fish curry !


Serves : 3

Ingredients :-

  • Salmon Fillets – 4 cut into Small pieces
  • Pearl onions – 8 nos.
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tsp.
  • Green chillies – 3 slit lengthwise
  • Fenugreek seeds – 10-15 nos.
  • Kokum – 4 washed and soaked in a cup of water
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp.
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Coconut crème – 1 Tbsp.
  • Salt – for taste

Method :-

  1. First off, clean the kokum pieces and soak in a cup of water.
  2. Heat Olive oil in a deep vessel. Once hot, add the fenugreek seeds to splutter.
  3. Then add the sliced pearl onions, ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute this till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small cup, add the powders and mix it with few teaspoons of water to make it into a paste. Make sure it does not become too dilute.
  5. Once the sauted mixture is soft, add the powder paste to this.
  6. Add the kokum pieces and the water it was soaked in to the vessel.
  7. Let it boil for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Now add the fish pieces and enough salt. Cover and cook in low flame for about 20 minutes or till the fish is done. Stir carefully in between, without breaking the fish.
  9. Put on medium flame and add the coconut crème. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Chatpata fish curry is done!


Yes, as always, tested and trusted by my husband! 🙂


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu says:

    your husband seems to be a man of great taste ! 🙂

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