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Chettinad Fish Curry – 2


I have already shared few chettinad recipes and now this one is completely different as I have prepared with a handy masala, which was prepared by me and stored at home.

As we live a mechanical life, we want everything to be done fast, easy and simple. When it comes to chettinad dish, it sounds good with delicious flavor and wonderful aroma. When it comes to food, there is a specific time of cooking for each and every dish. I thought of preparing the chettinad masala in less time and so prepared Chettinad Masala. Later on prepared this fish curry using the masala, it was yummy, delicious and flavorful. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other seafood recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/seafood/ and check out this link for chettinad masala: https://madraasi.com/2016/03/18/chettinad-masala/.

Chettinad Fish Curry

Chettinad Fish Curry


  • Sea Bass – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos (big)
  • Tomato – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chettinad Masala – 4 tsp
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek/Vendhayam/Methi seeds – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  • Clean and slice the fish into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and tomato into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard, fenugreek, cumin seeds wait until they crackle.
  • Prepare Tamarind extract and keep it aside.
  • Add in the curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions, garlic and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add in chili powder, 2 tsp of chettinad masala, salt and turmeric powder, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water along with the tamarind extract, cover and allow it to boil.
  • Drop the fish pieces gently one by one, when it’s starts boiling.
  • Sprinkle 2 tsp of chettinad masala, salt if needed, cover and cook until the fish is done.
  • Remove the lid and keep in medium flame until the curry thickens.
  • Now keep in low flame, until the oil floats on the top of the curry.

Serve hot. Goes out well with steamed rice and spinach stir-fry or mashed spinach.

Food review – Hotel Anjappar, Indiranagar, Bangalore


Being suggested to post my first and foremost food review, here comes ANJAPPAR one of my most favorite restaurant in Bangalore. After a long hunt for restaurant serving authentic chettinad food, we found ANJAPPAR which best suits our family.

ANJAPPAR is an authentic chettinad restaurant, which has its own taste and aromatic flavor. We almost visit Indiranagar branch once in a week, mostly on weekends. We have visited two of the branches, but being comfortable with the one in INDIRANAGAR, which is nearer to our home.


It holds almost 100 seats, spacious which is nestled in the heart of Indiranagar. Situated in the 1st floor of MSK Plaza, 100 feet road with a spacious car park with securities and a small reception counter and waiting area. Also it’s well designed with decorative lights and beautiful paintings.


ANJAPPAR is commonly known for its chettinad cuisine. But here they provide both chettinad and north Indian. We rarely had any north Indian cuisine, we had tandoori chicken, Barbeque fish other than that we tasted all the chettinad dishes. There are few favorite recipes for us such as Ceylon egg parotta, Poondu jeeragam chicken (Garlic cumin chicken), Idiyappam, Appam, paya, Crab lollipop, Chicken drumstick, Anjappar spl fried chicken, Chicken dosa, Yelaneer payasam (Tender coconut payasam), Mutton bone soup, last but not least MEALS which comes with 3 curries (Mutton, chicken, fish), 2 poriyals, 2 chapthi’s, rasam, curd, buttermilk, a pickle, appalam/pappadam and a sweet.


Before allotting seat to us, the tables were well cleaned and well placed with placemats and spoons. While taking the order, the waiter suggests about that day’s special recipes and then continues with our order. They also customize the spiciness in the food according to our taste buds/ needs.


Though we have home delivery option, I don’t suggest for this option. Because you don’t get the same aroma and flavor as it’s served at the restaurant.