Fish Vattichathu
Fish vattichathu or Kottayam style fish curry is a spicy red fish curry. It goes well with rice, tapioca etc.
  • CourseFish and Seafood
  • CuisineKerala
  • 500grams Fish pieces(I used kingfish)
  • 12numbers Shallotchopped
  • 1tablespoon Gingerchopped
  • 1tablespoon Garlicchopped
  • 2tablespoons Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1tablespoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 – 3numbers Gambooge (kudampuli)
  • Saltto taste
  • Coconut oil
For Seasoning
  • 1teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1/2teaspoon Fenugreek seed
  • 2numbers Shallotsliced
  • 2Sprigs Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil
  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan, saute shallot, ginger, and garlic till light brown. Add Kashmiri chilli powder, chilli powder, and turmeric powder along with little water and saute till oil separates, and the mixture turns dark brown.
  2. Add the required amount of water, gambooge, and salt. Bring to boil. Place the fish pieces gently into the gravy and rotate the pan to get the pieces covered with gravy. Cook till the fish is cooked and the gravy is thick. Remove from fire.
  3. Heat oil in a small pan, fry mustard seed, fenugreek seed, shallot, curry leaves and add to fish vattichathu.
  4. NOTE – Soak the kudampuli in little water before adding to the curry.
  5. One tablespoon = 15 ml, one teaspoon = 5 ml.

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