Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fish curry/Varutharacha meen curry


Ingredients:

White fish sliced  - 1/2kg 
Coconut grated   - 11/2cup(fresh)
Chilli powder      - 1 tbsp(heapful)
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Cocum               - 3 piece
Green chilli         - 1(slited)
Garlic                 -2 cloves(chopped)

Ginger                - a small piece(chopped)
Shallots              - 4
Fenugreek          -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves       - a string
Coconut oil as required
Salt to taste

Method:
.Soak cocum in 1/2cup water.
.Heat a pan.Put fresh coconut grated,shallots and saute it for sometime till the coconut turns dry(the colour will change to light brown).After that add chilli powder and turmeric powder.Saute it for 2-3times again on low flame. (If you are using designated coconut,you can add coconut, chilli powder,turmeric powder and shallots together to the pan and saute)Remove fire.Allow it to cool .
.Grind it to a fine paste without water.This paste,if you prepare in bulk,you can keep in the freezer for future use.
.Pour this  paste with some water to the pot for preparing fish curry(preferably mud pot ).To this add cocum,green chilli,ginger ,garlic and salt and allow it to boil on medium flame.When it boils ,add fish and turn into low flame and cook until its done.
.For seasoning,in another small pan heat coconut oil, add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and saute it.Pour this over the fish curry.
Note:
If you dont like cocum taste,you can use slices of one skin peeled,half-ripe mango.
When cooking fish curry in mud pot(mun chatti) for the first time,frequently check to see there is sufficient liquid in the pot so that the fish does not stick to the pot.

25 comments:

Renu said...

I don't eat fish but could not stop from commenting...nice click !

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks lip-smacking.....

Tina said...

Kidilam meen curry...Gravy looks creamy and rich. Muzhuvan kazhichu theerkan thonunnu....

Gauri Gharpure said...

lovely recipe... looks too good and i think it's just the kind of curry i have tasted a few times at restaurants and loved..
one query-- wht kind of mud vessel you have used and where can u find it.. i assume it adds to the taste.. can the mud bowls sold by potters (the black ones to set dahi are quite hard to find these days) be used?

vineetha said...

Fish curry looks absolutely delicious..

Priya said...

Delectable fish curry...yumm; am hungry..

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! adipoli...nice pic too..
ichira chorum ee meen cuttyum..Heaven..

Mathari said...

Nice presentation Shahana! I liked that rose..:)

Yasmeen said...

Very flavorful curry,Shahana :D

shahana said...

Gauri,u r right.The curry prepared in a mud pot gives a better taste.Especially fish curry.We used to buy this from our local potters(who sells flowerpots and small cooking pots ) in Kerala.

As these pots have a tendency to absorb flavours,generally pot used for cooking fish is set aside for cooking fish only.

kothiyavunu said...

Ethu adipoli!!Looks yummy dear.would love to gobble with hot rice.:)

Nostalgia said...

Awesome! I like seeing the curry in our chatti.. :)

Cham said...

Fish in clay pot should taste heaven. Nostalgic recipe and pic :(

Priya Sriram said...

Hi Shahana, thanks for your lovely comment...

You have a great blog with wonderful collection of recipes! :)

Gulmohar said...

awesome..I miss my chatti a lot here..That makes a huge difference in meen curry :-)

Catherine said...

Mmmm, this looks good! :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shahana
I was out so couldn't see your posts.
Thanks for this wonderful fish dish. I am a Bong , so you know I am going to cook it soon
Have a nice weekend

Padma said...

Nice presentation and curry looks colorful and delicious :)

Gauri Gharpure said...

Hi Shahana..

In tried this fish curry and it was delicious... I cud not buy a mud pot, but will do so soon to try it in a mud pot next time.. but even in a kadhai, it came out very tasty

SUFFIX said...

Nice recipe, we will try it out. Thanks.

shahana said...

Hi Gauri ,
Really really happy to hear that it came out well for u.I appreciate your encouraging words.

Malar Gandhi said...

Fish curry looks so yummm. Nice color and a good variation for me..

Swarna said...

Fish is always tempting ..looks delicious.. wanna try soon

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

That looks really yummy!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Oh my just now i got settled in my new home, not able to prepare variety dishes. Your fish curry is making me hungry:(

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