Monday, June 7, 2010

Spicy fish curry ( Meen saaru/ Meen kulumbu)



Fish curry is best tasted when it is spicy. This is a Manglorean style fish curry. Prepared with ground masala made of coconut, red chillies, coriander seeds, etc. I have added prawn stock cube for added taste. Even in Mangalore there are many varieties of fish curry. Here is one...

Ingredients:
Fish - 1 kg
Onions - 1 nos
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
Prawn stock cubes - 1 nos
Tamarind extract- 1 tsp
Sunflower oil - 4 tbsp
Salt for taste
Water for cooking

To grind:
Tomato - 2 nos
Onion - 1 nos
Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
Ginger 1 " piece - 1 nos
Garlic minced - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 8 nos
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

For seasoning:
Curry leaves - 1 stalk
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seed - 1/2 tsp
Sunflower oil - 1 tbsp

Method:
Grind 'to grind' ingredients to a smooth paste and keep aside. In stew pot, heat oil, add Chopped onion and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder and fry. Now add the ground paste and saute for 3 min. Add green chillies (slit lengthwise), prawn stock cubes and fry for a min. Now add fish pieces, just enough water to cover the fish, add salt for taste. Cover and cook in sim for 7 min. Now add tamarind extract and simmer for 5 min or until its done. Turn off the flame. Finally do the seasoning. Serve hot with boiled rice or basmati rice.

Note:
Oil can be of your choice. Can garnish with coriander leaves also.

13 comments:

  1. Rach, fish gravy looks very delicious.

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  2. I like your blog,... nice post keep blogging...

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  3. oh my mouthwatering yar...very nice.luks colourful

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  4. Hi rach, my weekend was good, ya amit has school from today onwards so am free now...

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  5. oh my mouthwatering yar...very nice.luks colorful

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  6. WOW!! Superb fish curry, Rach..

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  7. Slurppp!!mouthwatering fish curry..

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