Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Fish Thoran


Cleaned fish – ½ Kg (boneless fish like Tuna is ideal)
Chopped onion – 1 cup
Chopped green chilies – 4 nos
Chopped ginger-garlic – 2 tsp each
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Masala powder – ½ tsp
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Fenugreek powder – a pinch
Coconut oil – 3 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Dried red chilies – 3 nos
Curry leaves - as required
Coriander leaves - as required

Method of Preparation:

Cook fish along with turmeric powder, chili powder, pepper powder, masala powder, fenugreek powder, salt and water. If there is bones in cooked fish then remove it. In a pan, add 3 tsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal. Add curry leaves, onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Sauté well. To this add the cooked fish pieces. Coarsely grind coconut, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add the ground mixture to the fish pieces. Scramble it. Garnish with coriander leaves. Tasty thoran is ready.


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