Monday, August 4, 2008

Fish Kuzhambu - Fish Curry

I got this recipe from my aunt who is a specialist in karaikudi chettinadu samaiyal.

  • Sea Fish - 4 pieces (400gms)
  • Onion - 2(large size chopped)
  • Tomato - 2(chopped)
  • Garlic - 4/5
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds (dhaniya) - 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Coconut(grated) - 1 tablespoon
  • Tamarind - lemon size
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt

For seasoning:
Mustard,Urad dhal,Fenugreek,cumin seeds

To grind:
Fry red chillies and coriander seeds in little oil and add 1 onion, 1 tomato,and grated coconut.
Grind it into a paste.

  • Soak tamarind in hot water and make juice by squeezing it.
  • Heat oil and add mustard. When it crackles, add fenugreek, urad dal,and cumin seeds.
  • Add the remaining chopped onion. When the onion turns transparent, add garlic and tomato pieces
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, and coriander powder.
  • Add the paste with little water and salt. Allow it to boil.
  • When the oil comes out in the sides,add the fish and allow it cook again with closed lid.
  • Finally when the fish is cooked, add tamarind juice and allow it boil for 3 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves after removing from flame.
  • Tastes good with plain rice, jeera rice, idli and dosa.

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