Baked Keralan Fish Curry


Keralan, regionally referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. Coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala, and consequently, coconut kernel, (sliced or grated) coconut cream and coconut milk are widely used in dishes for thickening and flavouring. Kerala’s long coastline, numerous rivers and backwater networks, and strong fishing industry have contributed to many sea and river food based dishes. Rice and cassava (Tapioca) form the staple food of Kerala. All main dishes are made with them and served along with Kootan; the side dishes which may be made from vegetables, meat, fish or a mix of all of them.

Creamy, rich and full of flabour, this dish is fresh and super-comforting. Serve it buffet style and let your guests help themselves. Serve on the with rice and Roti. Enjoy!

There are 2.9g net carbs, 30.7g protein and 8 Weight Watchers points per serving.



Baked Keralan Fish Curry Recipe

By kimmy Published: April 15, 2015

  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

Calories: 327 | Fat: 19.9g | Protein: 30.7g | Carbs: 7.4g | Fibre: 4.5g | WW Points: 8



  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Peel and finely slice the onions, garlic and ginger. Finely slice the chillies and coriander stalks, then slice the peppers.
  2. Place your largest roasting tray on the stove top over a medium heat and add a splash of sunflower oil, the spices and curry leaves. Fry for 2 minutes, then add the chopped veg, garlic and coriander stalks.
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until soft and golden, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place the tilapia and scallops in the tray. Season and drizzle with olive oil, then carefully turn the fish and place the tray in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the fish is almost cooked through.
  5. Remove the tray from the oven and preheat the broiler. Stir the tomatoes, coconut milk and the zest and juice from 1 lemon into the tray and gently simmer on the stove top over a medium to low heat until the coconut milk starts to bubble.
  6. Use a large spoon to break the tilapila into big chunks. Season the sauce to taste with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Place tray back under the broiler for 5 minutes being careful not to scortch.
  7. Garnish with reserved coriander leaves and serve with lots of lemon wedges.
By |2015-04-15T07:00:21+00:00April 15th, 2015|Dinner, Low Carb, Recipes, Seafood|

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