Ayakoora Ularthiyathu / King Fish Stir Fry


1/2 kg king fish / ayakoora/ neymeen
2 onions, finely chopped
4 green chillies, slit
1 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 big garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp fennel powder
2 tsp pepper powder
2 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Cut the fish into small pieces and clean it. Then cook it with 1 tsp turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt adding enough water till all the water dries up and the fish is cooked.
  2. Then remove the bones from cooked fish and break / shred each fish piece into small pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and saute well.
  4. Add green chillies, garlic, 1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric powder, fennel powder, grated coconut, curry leaves and salt and saute well till brown.
  5. Add shredded fish pieces, mix well and cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes.
  6. Then cook uncovered stirring continuously on medium flame for about 3-4 minutes . Remove from the flame and serve with rice / chapati….


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