Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bommidayalu Igguru (Andhra's famous fish curry) / Smelt Fish Curry

Bommidayalu / Smelt fish
½ kg
Onions (medium large in size)
2 (chopped)
Green chillies
4 (slit)
Curry leaves
4 tbsp
Red Chilly powder
2-3 tsp
1/4 tsp
to taste
Ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp
Garam Masala:
(grind into fine paste)
Cinnamon - 2 (inch size pecs no.2)
Cardamom - 2-4
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Cloves - no.8
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp (optional)

For cleaning fish :
Cup buttermilk

  • Clean and wash  the fish under tap water for 5-6 times. Now add cup buttermilk, turmeric and salt. Soak it for 5mins. Then finally wash for one more time with water. This step is to avoid fish smell.
  • To washed fish mix ginger garlic paste , red chilly powder, turmeric and salt. keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onion turns to pink.
  • Then add marinated fish and arrange them. Allow to cook on medium heat for 2-3mins. Then turn the fish to other side and cook for 2-3 min.
  • Now add 2.5 to 3 cups water. Keep the flame to high and allow to boil for 5 min.
  • Add garam masala paste and mix carefully. Cover and cook for another 5 min or till the gravy thickens on medium heat.
  • Off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and cover with lid for 5 min.
  • Serve with hot rice.


  1. bommidayalni english lo emantaaru??

  2. Before posting this recipe I searched for English name in google for bommidayalu. I did not find exact name. Meeku telustue please post it. Thanks

  3. "Bommidayalu" english name " Smelt Fish "

  4. Thanks for letting know, I have been searching for a while -:)


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