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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fish Curry ( Keluthi Meen Kuzhambu)

Fish curry is our all time favourite.My husband went to a Chinese shop and this fresh Cat fish caught his eyes.After a long time we are having this fish curry for lunch.Wow......my mouth is drooling,I cant wait to give the recipe.

Drowling Fish Curry!!!

1.Cat fish               -  6 to 8 pieces
2.Shallots               -  1 cup
3.Tomatoes            -   2
4.Garlic pods         -   4 to 5
5.Chilli pwdr         -    11/2 tbsp
5(a).Coriander pdr -   2 tbsp
6.Turmeric pwdr    -    1 tsp
7.Tamarind juice    -    1 cup
8.Curry leaves

For Tempering:
1.Cumin seeds     -   1 tsp
2.Mustard seeds  -    1 tsp
3.Methi seeds      -     1 tsp
4.Vadagam           -     1 tbsp

* Cut and wash the fish as shown.

Washed and cut cat fish.

* Make the shallots into halves and chop the tomatoes and peel the garlic.

* In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds,cumin seeds  ,methi seeds,and curry leaves. * Add the Shallots and garlic and saute it untill the shallots loose its texture.
* Dump in the tomatoes into the pan.
* Sprinkle some salt to cook the tomatoes fast.
* Add the turmeric pwdr , chilli pwdr and coriander pwdr .
* Let it loose its raw smell ( Be careful it may turn black at this point).
* Add the tamarind juice into the pan and bring it to a boil.

Boiling curry!!!!!!

* When the curry becomes thick, dump in the fish carefully .
* Let it cook for 2 to 3 mins and turn off the stove.
* In another pan add a tsp of oil and temper with vadagam and pour it into the fish curry.
* This vadagam gives a unique flavor to the curry.
* Serve with steamed rice .

Make sure that u dont mix the curry after fish is put into it,as it may brake the fish .

1 comment:

Thiagarajan said...

Beautifully Explained. The "Washed and Cut Cat Fish" image is superb!!!. Cat Fish is the only live fish available in my area.
Kindly consider the following
1) Tamil Version
2) The captions "on the image"
3) Watermark "Savithakitchen" on the images

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