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Snakehead Fish Gravy

Snakehead Fish is a kind of predatory fish that live in fresh water.It is known that this fish is very rich in albumin, a type of protein which is important.This kind of fish is prepared in curries and soups. Here is a simple gravy recipe of this fish without adding coconut to it. It tastes awesome with rice and idlis.
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Others
Servings 4 people


  • snakehead fish 1/2 kg
  • baby onions 1 cup
  • tomato 2
  • red chili powder 3 sp
  • coriander powder 4 sp
  • ginger garlic 2 sp
  • tamarind paste thick 3 sp
  • salt to taste
  • mustard 1sp
  • fenugreek 1 sp
  • cumin seeds 1 sp
  • curry leaves few


  • wash the fish finely
  • in pan saute onions,ginger garlic
  • add tomatoes, red chili powder and coriander powder, cook for few minutes and grind it.
  • heat oil add fenugreek, mustard, cumin and curry leaves
  • to this add the ground paste and salt and tamarind paste
  • now when the raw smell goes add fish pieces to it.
  • bring this to boil and serve.
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