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Fish Curry with Ash gourd / Kumbalanga Recipe


Me and my husband both  got fed up with the taste of the fish curry I usually prepares, so I was in the search of new fish curry recipes in internet and got some recipes and tried many but nothing satisfied me. One day I thought to prepare fish curry for meal,suddenly an idea came in my mind when i saw the left over ash gourd in fridge. what would be the taste of the fish curry if I added ash gourd in this?. I heard that chicken curry with ash gourd is a specialty of thrissur cusine in kerala and it is a very tasty chicken curry. so thought to prepare fish curry with ash gourd for a variety . It was a very tasty curry. Later I tried chicken curry also with ash gourd..both was yummy.I will post the recipe of chicken curry with ash gourd/kumbalanga soon. If you are looking for a variety for fish curry then you can definitely try this..I am sure that you will love the taste of this curry. Let me know your comments


Fish-1/2 kg
Ash gourd/kumbalanga-1/2 kg.cut in to medium size pieces
Garlic crushed-6 nos
Ginger crushed- 1 piece
Green chilies-2
Tomato chopped-1
Garam masala-1 tbs
Coriander powder-1 1/2 tbs
Turmeric powder-3/4 tbs
Red chili powder-1 tbs
Thick coconut milk-1/2 cup
Thin coconut milk-1 cup

For Tempering:

Small onions-4 cut into small pieces
Dry red chilies-4
Curry leaves-few
Red chili powder-1 tsp

Method Of Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pot. Add onion,crushed ginger,garlic and green chilies in it and saute for few minutes till onion becomes golden brown in color
  • Add turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chili powder in it saute well
  • Add 1/2 tbs of garam masala powder in it .(remaining garam masala powder you can add later to the curry) and mix well
  • Add chopped tomato in it then add little salt in it and cook in low flame for few minutes till tomato cooked well
  • Now add fish in it then again add salt in it and mix well. close the lid and cook fish pieces
  • Once fish pieces are half cooked add ash goud/kumbalanga and thin coconut milk in it and check the salt,if needed you can add salt again
  • Cook it well for few minutes. Once the ash gourd pieces and fish pieces are cooked well you can add the thick coconut milk and the remaining garam masala powder in it.cook it well for few minutes
  • Finally do the tempering with small onions,dry red chilies,curry leaves and red chili powder 
  • Then pour it over the curry
  • Tasty fish curry is ready to serve hot with rice

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