Sunday, June 14, 2015

Meen Kuzhambu / Fish Curry (south indian style)

This is our home style of making fish curry...My MIL taught me this recipe and it's just awesome...I prepared this in earthen pot , as she would make...I tasted this fish curry made by her when I was in India and it was soo perfect...Tastes even better the next day...Since my mom is vegetarian, we don't make this often in our home...So I enjoyed it a lot there...So here's the recipe of the yummiest fish curry I've ever eaten...


Fish(tilapia i used)1/2 lb
Pepper corn1 tsp
Fennel seeds1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds2 or 3
Garlic2 or 3 pods
Shallots1 handful
Tomato1  big
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Sambar powder2 or 3 tsp
Tamarind extract3/4 cup
coconut slices1 tblsp
Poppy seeds1/2 tsp
Curry leaves2 sprig
Gingely oil1tblsp
saltas needed


Clean fish and set aside...Make a coarse paste out of shallots, garlic,curry leaves,fennel seeds,fenugreek seeds and pepper corns..

Heat gingely oil in a vessel..Add the paste and fry well..

When it becomes golden brown slightly, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and homemade sambar powder ( or red chilli powder + coriander powder)...

Cook till tomatoes turn mushy and raw flavor of masalas are gone...Add tamarind extract, salt and required water..

Let it come to boil and boil for 2 minutes..Add the cleaned fish fillets to the gravy and lower the flame to simmer...

Close vessel with a lid partially and let the fish cook for 5 minutes..Add the ground coconut paste(coconut +fennel seeds+poppy seeds)  and give a boil..switch off the flame...

Garnish with torn curry leaves...Let it stand for some time before serving...tastes even better the next day...

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