Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Mulakaracha Meen Curry
Fish and coconuts have always been a weakness of most Malayalis...A fish fry or fish curry always brings an additional grin on a Malayali's face...As Lg's mom used to say many Malayalis keep telling malayalis are beautiful and have good skin because of the fish and coconut!!...Good reasons to justify their obsession with both!!Well, this is a very common style of making fish curry in Kerala.I have earlier blogged Thalassery Ayila curry too.This is slightly a different style.
Red chilli powder-1 1/2tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Tamarind paste-2 tsp(Coccum is used in the southern districts)
Marinate cleaned and cut fish pieces with a pinch of turmeric and salt.Keep it for 10 minutes.Grind together red chilli powder,turmeric powder,ginger,garlic and green chillies into a coarse paste.Heat oil in a wok. When the oil starts smoking, add mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.Once the seeds have spluttered add the ground masala.Saute it for a couple of minutes till a fine aroma comes.Now add the marinated fish pieces,water,tamarind paste and salt, as required.Mix carefully everything and allow it to cook under closed lid for nearly 7 minutes or till done.Serve it hot with rice or chappathi.
Posted by indianadoc at 11:57 AM