Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sura Meen Kuzhambu: (Shark Curry )

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Sura Meen Kuzhambu: (Shark Curry )
Shark Curry in South India is called Sura Kuzhambu…( Shark – Sura, Curry – Kuzhambu ) This Kuzhambu is a seafood delicacy and a very popular dish in Tamil Nadu. Also, this is a diet food for young and lactating morhers, as Shark fish increases lactation amazingly. The addition of crushed garlic pods adds to its medicinal value as well as for its taste. My mom prepared this yesterday and it was simply delicious with white steamed hot rice and roasted pappads…
And now comes the recipe…:))                                                                      

·         Sura Meen Pieces                                             - 6
·         Gingely oil                                                        - 4 tbsp
·         Tamarind                                                           -  a lemon size
·         Red chilly pwd                                                  - 1 ½ tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                                                    - 1 tsp
·         Coriander pwd                                                   - 1 tbsp
·         Pepper                                                             - 1 tsp
·         Cumin                                                               - 1 tsp
·         Fenugreek seeds                                               - ½ tsp
·         Vadagam                                                          - 1 tsp
·         Onion                                                               - 1
·         Garlic pods                                                       - 7 to 8
·         Tomatoes chopped                                           - 1 cup
·         Salt to taste
·         Chopped coriander leaves
1.     Wash the Sura fish pieces, and boil it in a skillet by adding water and ½ tsp turmeric pwd.
2.     Boil it  for 5 mins. Allow to cool, peel off the outer skin, reserve it.
3.     Soak tamarind  in water,  add little salt to it.
4.     Take thick tamarind water from it.
5.     To this add red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd and coriander pwd.
6.     Roast the pepper and cumin seeds, till you get aroma.
7.     Cool and grind in blender to coarse pwd.
8.     Heat gingely oil in a thick bottomed pan, season with curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, vadagam ( or with mustard,  curry leaves, cumin seeds and split urad dal)
9.     Allow to crackle, add chopped onion pieces, fry to light pink.
10.  Crush the garlic pods, add to pan, fry till raw smell disappears.
11.  Add pepper cumin coarse pwd, fry well.
12.  Add chopped tomato pieces, cook until it is done and oil separates out.
13.  Now add the tamarind water mixture, allow to boil covered for 5 mins.
14.  Check for salt and adjust salt & seasonings.
15.  Add sura fish pieces, allow to boil for 3 to 4 mins.
16.  Remove from flame. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
17.  Serve piping hot with steamed white rice.

Medicinal Kashayam 

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  1. I wish I get some shark here. I am drooling and feels like eating some.

  2. looks yum and delcious dear..awesome color..pls collect ur award from my blog as a token of gratitude and love

  3. spicy shark curry!
    Congrats on the Awards Jay!

  4. Hey thats loevely recipe....love the overall colour...
    Im looking for this shark long back but i dint get it here...hope i will get one soon....
    .and congrats for the awrds dear....

  5. jay what to say about this delicious curry.the pic itself saying how delicious it would be..really yummy yarr..
    Congrats on all ur awards..

  6. Jay... congrats on ur awards.. the curry looks so spicy and delicious.. mouthwatering ...

  7. My favourite meen kuzhambu, looks droolworthy Jay, congrats on ur awards..

  8. Jay..Delicious Shark curry, we have a lot of preps with Shark in Kerala, but sad that we dont get it here..Looks yummy yumm..

    Congrats on the awards dear and thax a bunch for remembering us...

    Kairali sisters

  9. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த மீன் குழம்பு...

  10. wowwww looks very tempting,my all time favourite...congrats on ur awards dear!!

  11. I don't get shark over here.... :-(
    But I will try it with Salmon fish or tuna... Thank you.

  12. Curry looks delish,i dont eat sharks,but recipe is too good...

  13. Jay,

    Curry looks really nice, tempting for a veggie..

  14. The only fish I enjoy eating is Sura! That too if my Mum makes curry, puttu and fry. Ur curry is soooooooooooo yummy dear, I'm drooling over! ;)

  15. WOW! Thats a really tempting shark curry, Jay..

  16. Jay... congrats on ur awards.. the curry looks so spicy and delicious.. mouthwatering ...Thank u sharing with me sooooo nice of u.

  17. Thank U Friends, for your motivating comments. Wishing u a lovely day.

  18. hy sanyukta,
    Thanks for this beautiful award...I am truly honoured dear.

  19. sounds and looks delicious! I saw some sharks in the supermarket yesterday, I know what to do with them now!

  20. Gravy looks mouthwatering esp the colour is too good...must be yum as well and congrats on your awards too

  21. i realy want this with some rice.....

  22. Heyy Jay, Congrats on ur awards n thanks for reminding me n sharing with me dear...Sura meen kulambu came out very perfect. Makes me hungry dear here i dont get shark am missing that one.

  23. Thanks Dear Friends,
    Hugs n Smiles...:)

  24. Love the color of your gravy. Looks spicy and mouthwatering. Congrats on your awards dear. Keep rocking!!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. சுறா என்றவுடன் , விஜய் படம் என்றே எண்ணி வந்தேன் ..
    ஆனால் , இங்கே இருப்பதோ, சுவையான சுறா மீன் குழம்பு.

  26. heavenly kuzhambu!! I just love it. I make sura pootu sometimes...

  27. Hello Friends,
    Nice to see you here..TQ...:)

  28. Looks too gud...must be yummy...I do visit your blog dear :)

  29. Jay a very informative post. I remember looking for this sura meen for my sister after her delivery. Beautifully presented.

  30. Never heard of shark curry ,i had eaten shark fry .Completely new to me jay.Glad that you enjoyed ur mom's prep.It would have tasted divine.

  31. spicy n tasty curry

  32. Congrats on your awards dear...this is really yummy and beautiful click too...

  33. You have already got these awrds but still i wanna share these with you..thanku so much for the support..

  34. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a nice blog with many delicious recipes. Will visit here often :)

  35. congrats on your awards Jay and thanks a lot for sharing with me. Sura meen kuzhambu looks delicious. Nice to know about it's health benefits too. Thanks

  36. Better than Vijay's sura..LOL!!Looks spicy and yumm:)

  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you too have a wonderful blog and I can find a lot of good Indian dish here, will come back for more.

  38. yummmyyyyyyyyy yummyyyy luv this curry color,i will try this for sure :)

  39. Meen kuzhambu looks delicious and mouthwatering. Tempting!...

  40. great.it looks soooo decorative.

  41. wow, I've never had anything with shark - how fun!

  42. Dear Friends,
    Thanx for your wonderful comments n precious time...Happy to see you here...Happy Blogging...

  43. shark curyy looks delicious , i never heard about this fish curry before ,still i like it , its looks yummy have to try this
    wonderful post

  44. Looks delicious. Interesting information about health benefits for mom's.

  45. Really? Shark? How interesting. I always learn something new reading your blog.

  46. Hy KNK, Raina, Velva,
    Yep, Shark tastes awesome n preparetion of this curry is easy n yummy. Lactating Mom's realize its medicinal effects too...

  47. Fish curry looks super delicious...

    Bye ...till I come back from India...Take care..

  48. very spicy shark curry...graet pics..!

  49. Hy Gulmohar,
    Have a nice journey...enjoy...;)

  50. TQ Jagruti,
    Wishing to see you around here often.


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