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Basic Coconut Curry | South Indian Curry

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Basic Coconut Curry | South Indian Curry

Basic Coconut Curry | Kerala Moilee Recipe | Kunal Kapur South Indian Curry Recipes | Fish Sauce

  • Suitable for vegetarian
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Medium



This basic coconut curry recipe is a quick recipe for many dishes such as fish curry, prawns curry, vegetable curry. #CoconutCurry #moilee #fishcurry #KKitchen #KunalKapurRecipes


  • Coconut oil – 3 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Curry leaves 1 sprig
  • Ginger chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Onion sliced – ½ cup
  • Turmeric – ¾ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tomatoes chopped – ½ cup
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Coconut ilk (thin) – ¼ cup
  • Coconut milk (thick) – ¾ cup
  • Tamarind water (thick) – 2 tbsp



Heat a pan and add coconut oil. Add dry red chilly, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now add chopped green chilli, curry leaves, ginger and garlic chopped. Sauce for a minute.


Add onions and sauce them for 2 mins. Add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir and quickly add tomatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper powder & cook for 8 mins approx. Add a cup of water and some thin coconut milk.


Cook for 5 mins, and then add thick coconut milk. After a quick boil add tamarind water. Bring to a quick boil again and remove. Our basic coconut curry is ready.

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