Fish Curry in Clay Pot

Ingredients :

King Fish : 500 grams

To grind to paste :

5 small sambhar onions
2 tbsp grated coconut
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Other ingredients :

1 green chili chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
10-12 curry leaves
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp tamrind paste
salt to taste
2 glass of water
4-5 sambhar onions chopped finely.

Method :

Put the clay pot on stove on a low flame.
Add oil. Once oil in hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, chopped green chilies and onions.
Allow it to turn pink. Add onion tomato paste and cook again till raw smell of tomato is gone.
Add tamarind paste, 2 glass of water, salt and bring  it to boil by turning the flame into high.
(Note : Dont turn the flame to high till you add water to the pot)

Add fish pieces, cover and cook till fish is cooked and you get a desired consistency.
Add lime juice at the end.
Serve hot with rice, sambhar and papad.

Treating clay pot:

If you are using clay pot for the first time, immerse the pot completely in water for 30 minutes.
Take the pot out of water and apply few drops of oil evenly inside the pot before you put the clay on gas stove.
and coat the pot.


  1. Sounds very delicious and looks inviting.

  2. ...Nice one!! where did you get this claypot for cooking in pune?? and how do we select a claypot for cooking?

  3. Hey Poonam. I got the claypot from Kerala. You get special claypots for cooking in Kerala. You can go for any one. They come in different sizes. I picked the biggest one.