Chepala Pulusu
Chepala Pulusu

Chepala Pulusu is very famous throughout South India. It is originally Andhra fish curry recipe. It is a mouth watering as well as spicy dish made with fish. It can be serve with chapati or rice.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


Chepala Pulusu Ingredients
Chepala Pulusu Ingredients
  • Fish pieces: 650 gms
  • Tamarind: 1 tbsp
  • Onion chopped: 1
  • Onion: 3 small
  • Giner: 1 cm
  • Garlic cloves: 3
  • Curry leaves: bunch
  • Fenugreek seeds: ½ teaspoon
  • Green chilli: 3
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: to taste
  • Chilli powder: 3 teaspoons
  • Oil: 3 teaspoons


1. Fry the onions (without oil) in a small pan till they get brown. Then blend it to make a smooth paste.

Chepala Pulusu Frying Onions
Chepala Pulusu – Frying Onions

2. Roast the fenugreek seeds and blend it to fine powder.

3. Marinade the fish pieces with ginger paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder; keep it aside.

4. Now heat oil in a kadai, add green chilli, chopped onions, curry leaves and minced garlic. Fry until onion turns to golden brown and then add onion paste and fenugreek seeds powder and fry for another 2mins.

5. Now add marinated fish pieces, fry for 2 mins and turn the pieces carefully without breaking them; then add tamarind juice.

6. Add chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala and cook untiil the oil seperates.

Chepala Pulusu Cooking
Cooking Chepala Pulusu

7. Now chepala pulusu is ready to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves and seve hot with chapati or rice.

Chepala Pulusu
Chepala Pulusu

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