Fish tomato masala

Tomato Fish Masala

Here is the recipe…

Tomato Fish Masala
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian, Indian
Serves: 4
  • King fish - ½ kg
For Marination
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt
For Masala
  • Onion - 2 medium, chopped
  • Tomato - 2 chopped
  • Green chili - 3
  • Ginger - 1½ tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic - 1½ tbsp, chopped
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder - 1 1 /2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Coconut oil - 4-5 tbsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  1. Marinate the cleaned fish pieces with ingredients listed under "for marination" and keep aside for half an hour. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the marinated fish pieces.
  2. Add chopped onion, ginger & garlic,curry leaves and green chili to the remaining oil and saute till it is done. Add all masala powders and stir for a minute. Once the masala powders are fried well, add tomato pieces and saute till the oil starts appearing.
  3. Add 2 cups of water & salt. Let it boil. Once it starts boiling add fried fish pieces and cook in low flame for about 7 - 10 minutes or until the fish pieces are covered in the gravy. Serve hot with rice.




  • Zlamushka

    Hey Maria,
    Lovely fish chunk :-) so light for summer, yet I love the richness of the sauce. Yum!

  • Anna

    hey maria, this receipe is xcellent …7 stars for u..

  • Maria

    thanks Zlamushka & Anna :)

  • ammu

    Maria,its gooooooood!!

  • Maria

    thanks ammu dear….

  • nadeera

    hai mariya …thank you for you recipie. it is very easy to cook and too tasty . it is realy exelent

  • Maria

    Thanks Nadeera :) happy to hear that you liked it.


    hi maria.your fishmasala is wat we call fishmoalgulittathu.only difference here the fish is fried.and i must confess marias fried taste somuch better.but how u get the yellow color (i luv yellow color)wen u add so much chilly powder.i aasume it a camera trick for the site.r u publishing any book of receipes?

    • Maria

      Hi Jameela

      I’ve heard about meen mulakittathu, but never knew its recipe…btw, thanks for trying this. Happy to hear that you liked it :)

      Regarding the color, there is no camera trick :) I think this is more of reddish colour and may be the light gives it a yellowish tint.

      Presently I dont have any plans to publish a book. Am just doing this as a hobby :)


      • vidhya

        @Maria, ya its different

  • Anila

    Hey Maria……

    This was awesome…..Got very good comments from my peers…..

  • Bobby

    Hi Maria,

    Thks for another great recipe.
    Its bachelor cooking time for me here since my wife is staying back in India for an extra month.
    And your site has been of great help.
    This one turned out just Superb nd Yummy.
    Wish you well!!

    • Maria

      Thanks Bobby for sharing your feedback. Hope your wife will join you soon :) Glad to know that you find this space helpful.


  • Pramila

    Quick, easy and delicious – just the way I like it!

    • Maria Jose

      Thanks Pramila :) Glad you liked it.


  • Veena

    Hi maria..
    Thanks for the recipe….. I tried and it comes out well..

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) Nice to know that it came out well for you..


  • neha_bn

    Hi Maria,
    I started with the doubt in my mind “How will a fish curry with garam masala, tomato etc be good”, but it turned out to be awesome….really yummy…everyone liked it…Thanks a lot for this recipe.

    • Maria Jose

      Hi Neha,

      Nice to know that the fish curry came out well for you.. yeah it’s a bit unsusual to add garam masala in fish curry :)

      Thanks for leaving a comment here.


  • Cimi Mathew

    Hi Maria! Thanks for the excellent recipe…it came out really well…

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome Cimi :) Good to know that you liked the recipe.

      Thanks for the comment!