Tilapia Fish Curry

“Tilapia Fish” the fourth most popular type of fish behind tuna, salmon and Alaskan pollock. And the most frequently consumed seafood products in the United States.

“Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai, Namak Laga Ke khaani Hai” 😉 😀

Fish Curry A spicy fish curry that goes well with rice for lunch. And a nap is MUST post lunch 😉


This Fish Curry recipe is a typical Bihari style recipe. Combination of mustard seeds, cumin and coriander seeds paste is the secret spicy masala of this curry.

Mainly this dish is made by using “Rohu Fish”. As Rohu is not available here I have used Tilapia. Recipe is same with Rohu Fish also.


  • 1 Tilapia fish (Cut into pieces)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required

Curry masala

  • 7-8 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Small onion chopped
  • 1 Medium tomato chopped
  • 1 Tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper corns

Other ingredients

  • 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt as required
  • 1 Tbsp red chili powder
  • Green coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1- Wash the fish pieces and marinade it with salt and turmeric powder

Step 2- Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the fish till light brown and remove on a kitchen towel

Curry Masala 

Step 1- Add chopped onion, tomato, garlic cloves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and black pepper corns in a jar and grind to a smooth paste and keep aside

Step 2- Heat oil in a kadhai and add mustard seeds. Sauté for 2mins and then add the masala paste and fry on medium flame until the masala starts leaving oil

Step 3- Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix well. Add red chili powder as per you spiciness 😉

Step 4- Add 2 cups of water and cover the lid of the kadhai and let it cook on low flame for 15-20mins

Step 5- Now the curry is ready. Add fish pieces and turn off the flame after 1min. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and cover the lid of the kadhai

Serve with steamed/ boiled rice and enjoy 🙂




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