Dry fish and mango curry


Unakameen manga curry aka dry fish and mango curry is a special Kerala preparation with an amalgamation of sweet and spicy ingredients. Fish cooked with spices and simmered in coconut with a mix of mango slices makes the curry flavourful. Here's the recipe of the curry which you can relish with rice.


¼ kg dry fish, cut into pieces

1 cup mango, sliced

6 shallots

6 green chillies

1 tsp thinly sliced ginger

6 flakes of garlic

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander

Salt as needed

Water as required

1 ½ cups grated coconut, ground coarsely

Oil as needed

Pinch of fenugreek seeds

½ tsp mustard seeds

2 dry red chillies

Curry leaves


In a chatty or heavy-bottomed pan, add dry fish, mango slices, shallots, green chillies, garlic and ginger.

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and a pinch of salt.

Mix thoroughly.

Pour water into this mixture for the fish to cook. Mix well.

Keep the pan on the stove and cook the fish.

When the fish and mango are cooked and the gravy reduced to half, add the coarsely ground coconut.

Cook till the gravy is of medium consistency.

Remove from fire and season with mustard, fenugreek, shallots, dry red chillies and curry leaves fried in oil.

Serve hot with rice.