Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fish Curry

 Fish curry is a weekly delicacy in our homes. This is usually prepared  every Saturday and it tastes the best when eaten the next day. I have used Promfret for the curry which is skinned and cut into cubes. However all variety of fishes can be used for this curry. This is a typical traditional south indian style.


Cleaned and Cubed Fish (Preferably Promfret or King Fish) -  1/2 KG
Tamarind - Soaked in Hot Water
Curry Leaves - 5 to 6
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 (Sliced)
Garlic - 4 Pods

Onion - 1 (Small, chopped)
Tomato - 1 (Small, chopped)
Coconut - 1 cup
Dry Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp

Cooking Method

In a Kadai, add one spoon oil, add coconut and roast till golden brown, add Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder,Ginger Garlic Paste and roast for a minute. Add onions and tomato, Fry for a minute.
Once cooled, grind the mixture into a smooth paste.

In a wide vessel, Pour oil, add mustard, curry leaves, Jeera and Methi seeds.
Add sliced onions and garlic, Fry till golden brown, add the Masala paste and fry till the oil leaves the sides, Add tamarind pulp and salt and allow the mixture to fry for an other minute.
Now pour water and adjust the consistency of the curry.
Once the curry starts boiling, Add the fish pieces and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with Rice / Dosa

Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3

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