Fish Avial


  • 1/2 kg of tuna, including bones and head well cleaned and prepared
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 2 hot chillies, or depending how spicy you like your dish
  • 10 pieces of baby shallots, keep a few shallots aside for frying
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 green mango cut into chunks
  • 2 drumsticks cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • salt, as needed


  • Put the grated coconut, chillies, shallots, ginger, garlic and the tumeric powder along with 1/2 a cup of water and blend once.
  • Put this mixture in a heavy bottomed pan along with the mango and drumsticks, add a cup more of water and cook until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Add the fish and season with salt cover and cook till the fish is cooked,.
  • Heat in a pan some oil put the mustard seeds and the curry leaves and shallots and fry until slightly brown and add to the avial.
  • heck the seasonings and add more salt according to your taste