Vegetable Curry Recipes

Fish Curry without fish Recipe / Kovakka (Ivy Gourd) Fish Curry-100% Vegetarian Recipe


I am a big fan of fish curry, so whenever I am taking fasting it will be difficult for me to manage soo many days without fish. One day I saw this recipe in a cooking website and I decided to prepare this curry. It tastes like fish curry even without fish. Today I am sharing here the recipe of my fish curry without fish. I am sure that this curry will satisfy both vegetarian and non-vegetarian taste buds. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you


Kovakka/ Ivy gourd- 5 nos,cut length wise
Raw Plantain-1,cut length wise
Small onions-20,finely chopped
Onion-1,finely chopped
Green chili-1
Garlic-5 cloves
Ginger-1 piece
Kudampuli(cocum)-3 pieces
Red chili powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp

For Seasoning
Pearl onions-2 nos ,cut into thin round slices
Mustard seeds-less than ¼ tsp
Fenugreek seeds-a pinch
Curry leaves -1 sprig

Method Of Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan then add chopped small onions and big onion in it and saute it well
  • Add ginger,garlic and green chili in it and saute well
  • Add turmeric powder,red chili powder and coriander powder in it and saute it well
  • Then add chopped tomato in it and then add  raw plantain and kovakka pieces in it and mix well.
  • Add kudampuli(cocum) and salt in it then add some water in it for cooking the plantain and kovakka pieces in it
  • Once the plantain and kovakka pieces are cooked well add coconut milk in it and allow it to boil
  • Once it starts to boil switch off the flame 
  • For seasoning-Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, add fenugreek seeds, pearl onion and curry leaves in it and stir until onion turns brown. Pour this over the curry
  • Serve it hot with rice 

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1 Comment

  1. I totally agree with you. fish curry without fish! this looks yummy 🙂

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