Chettinad Fish Curry | Meen Kuzhambu
This Fish Curry recipe is from my friend Aparna, whose native is Karaikudi. I tried her version and it came absolutely very well..! Everyone in our family loves this..! I m happy to share this recipe with you…try it out and let me know..::)
Fish - ½ kg
Tamarind - a small lemon size
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Garlic - 7 pods
Green chilly - 2
Red chilly - 1 or 2
Cumin - 1 tsp
Fennel - ½ tsp
Coriander - 2 tsp
Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Toor dal - 1 tbsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard - ¼ tsp
Vadagam - ½ tsp
Urad dal - ½ tsp
Turmeric pwd - ¼ tsp
Red chilly pwd - ¾ tsp
Fresh curry and coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins and take thick pulp out of it.
Chop onion, tomato, garlic, green chilly to small pieces.
Dry roast red chilly, cumin, fennel, coriander, fenugreek, pepper, toor dal & curry leaves
Allow to cool and grind it to paste by adding little water.
Heat oil in pan.
Temper with mustard, vadagam, urad dal and curry leaves.
Add onion and fry till transculent.
Add garlic flakes, green chilly.
Sauté for a minute.
Add mashed tomato and fry till raw smell disappears.
Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, salt, ground paste from step 4.
Allow to cook , until oil separates.
Add tamarind pulp and a cup of water , stir well.
Let it boil covered in medium flame for 5 mins.
Once the curry thickens, add the fish pieces.
Further, cook covered for 5 mins.
Remove from flame.
Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves garnishing.