How to Make Malabar Sea Bass Fish Curry(Koduva Meen Kulambu)

Koduva meen or Sea Bass or Barramundi/Indian Seabass Fish (Karunthirali Meen) – Malabar Sea Bass Fish curry is here to serve you a delightful fish meal

Sea bass fish is the favourite for most fish lovers. Malabar Sea Bass fish curry is a delightful fish meal that can be prepared by these simple steps.

Cuisine: Indian

Cooking time: 60 mins

Course: Main dish   

Serving: 2 people


  • Sea Bass cuts- 120grams
  • Salt as required
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tablespoon
  • Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Coriander – 5grams
  • Coriander seeds – 30
  • Mustard seeds – 1gram
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Red Chilli – 50grams
  • Coconut oil – 10ml
  • Coconut milk – 1cup
  • Tamarind pulp – 5ml

Preparation of Malabar Sea Bass Fish curry:

  • Marinate the Sea Bass cuts with salt, turmeric, lime and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Soak the whole coriander seeds and red chilli in water for at least 3 to 4 hours and boil the same. Make it into a paste and strain it.
  • In a pan add coconut oil, Chopped onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste. These ingredients must be cooked till they reach a translucent stage.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to them and stir well.
  • Add  the tamarind pulp.
  • Add the strained paste and cook well. 
  • Add fish curry cuts and cook the gravy for 20 minutes.
  • Once the fish is cooked, add the coconut milk to it and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Now fry mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli in coconut oil separately.
  • Garnish the curry with chopped coriander and the fried curry leaves and serve it.

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