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...

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

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.

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


  1. Rach, fish gravy looks very delicious.

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Slurppp!!mouthwatering fish curry..


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