Sunday, June 05, 2011

Chettinad Fish Curry / Meen Kuzhambu

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Chettinad Fish Curry:
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..::)
Ingredients:

·                  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
Method:
1.           Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins and take thick pulp out of it.
2.           Chop onion, tomato, garlic, green chilly to small pieces.
3.           Dry roast red chilly, cumin, fennel, coriander, fenugreek, pepper, toor dal & curry leaves
4.           Allow to cool and grind it to paste by adding little water.
5.           Heat oil in pan.
6.           Temper with mustard, vadagam, urad dal and curry leaves.
7.           Add onion and fry till transculent.
8.           Add garlic flakes, green chilly.
9.           Saut√© for a minute.
10.        Add mashed tomato and fry till raw smell disappears.
11.        Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, salt, ground paste from step 4.
12.        Allow to cook , until oil separates.
13.        Add tamarind pulp and a cup of water , stir well.
14.        Let it boil covered in medium flame for 5 mins.
15.        Once the curry thickens, add the fish pieces.
16.        Further, cook covered for 5 mins.
17.        Remove from flame.
18.        Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves garnishing.
I hope you will enjoy this spicy Indian curry very much..:)

23 comments:

  1. Jay look yummy!! gloria

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  2. oooh mouth watering ....Happy Cooking!!!

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  3. Jay mouthwatering fish curry and I bet nothing could be more delicious than this with steamed rice!

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  4. This look so yummy, one plate of steamed rice is not enough!

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  5. You have my mouth watering over fish at 9AM in the morning!

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  6. Fish curry looks spicy, delicious and mouth watering. Very beautifully presented.

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  7. love anything with fish and this curry is a fav..looks so yummy!!

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  8. you know, i have never tried making curry before. probably, never even tasted a real curry. the only one i've tasted is from the freezer section at the supermarket. looks like i need to try this!

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  9. Dear Jay,thanks for visiting our blog!Congratulations on your lovely blog!I will visit your kitchen again and again!Have a lovely evening:)

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  10. Salivating here...wat a droolworthy kuzhambu..

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  11. yummyyy this is a grest fish dish. I used to eat something similar in one of my fav restaurant in India. Your looks so tasty ..
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  12. Fish curry! Great flavor especially with rice! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  13. I've been recently hooked to the chettinad flavors and I especially love their fish preparations. I have chettinad fish recipe on my space and it's a hit with my family :)

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  14. Gran bel piatto! A casa ti ringrazierebbero tanto!!! Un abbraccio e buonissima giornata

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  15. its a new recipe to me ... looks delicious jay .....

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  16. What a lovely and healthy curry, a great dinner meal!
    *kisses* HH

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  17. I love anything with curry but this has a speical place in my heart. Great job on the dish.

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  19. meen curry sapta ungaladhu dhaan sapuduven :))annal I am gaas phus :)

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  20. Tried this fish curry yest.... very very delicious n loved it...Thanks a lot for sharing..

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  21. Hello Jay,

    I am a beginner in cooking...Just googled and found an wonderful of urs..I wanna make this fish curry..can u pls post step by step pictures the at would sure help beginners like me..Whenever i make fish curry(method what i know)..its a bigggg flop...either sourness will be more...or no sourness...how to make fish curry with correct sourness...pls help me

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  22. I am a beginner in cooking...Just googled and found an wonderful of urs..I wanna make this fish curry..can u pls post step by step pictures the at would sure help beginners like me..Whenever i make fish curry(method what i know)..its a bigggg flop...either sourness will be more...or no sourness...how to make fish curry with correct sourness...pls help me

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