Ladyfish / Nongal Curry


1/2 kg ladyfish / whiting / nongal
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato
2 green chillies, slit
2 big garlic cloves , crushed
1 sprig curry leaves
2-3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder ( adjust to your spice level)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
small piece tamarind
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
salt to taste


  1. Cut the ladyfish into pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Grind together chopped tomato, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and tamarind adding little water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat little oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  4. Add chopped onion, green chillies, garlic and curry leaves and saute well.
  5. Add ground tomato paste, salt and required water and bring it to a boil.
  6. Add the cleaned fish pieces and cook covered on medium flame until the fish is cooked and the gravy is thick.
  7. Remove from the flame and serve with rice, pathiri etc….

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