Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mulakaracha Meen Curry

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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.


Green chilli-2
Red chilli powder-1 1/2tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Oil-as required
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Tamarind paste-2 tsp(Coccum is used in the southern districts)
Water-as required
Salt-as required

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.


Sherin said...

Wow! It looks very tempting!!waiting for the recipe

RP said...

Looks so delicious. Fish is my family's weekness too.

Hey, how did the two mothers turned into a cute couple? I am talking about your profile photo. :)

RP said...

ugh! *weakness*
Maybe typos are my weakness!

indianadoc said...

>Thanx sherin...

>Thanx RP..It is one of my 'hot' favourites...I love to eat it with Kerala Porota.This is a fish curry that we get in some of those 'kutti' hotels with a deglam look but glam. food....Mothers came to the main post...so we squeezed in for a change!!

archana said...

You guys look great !!!!
I am from Alappuzha, and we usually make fish curry with Kudam Puli. I like the tamarind version too, thank you for the recipe, will try out this recipe in this weekend. Thank you Shynee

indianadoc said...

Archana,for most North keralites, Kudampuli is quite unfamiliar...Some of them are not very comfortable too with the kudampuli taste...my mom used to say that it adds a metallic taste...but I have experimented and did like it too...It is very strange that a very small state like Kerala has such a wide range of tastes and choices...

Anonymous said...

>>Good reasons to justify their obsession with both!!

hehehe..So true! So true!

indianadoc said...

>athu kondalley LG nammalokkey 'sundari' marayathu!! He he he!!

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Anonymous said...

I was going through your sukhiyan recipe which I'm planning to make tommorrow and then I saw this fish curry recipe(without coconut & without Kodampuli), looks really good, I'll be trying it out this weekend. Thanks shynee ji.


indianadoc said...

You r welcome Rg ji :)

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kareena said...

hi indiana m new to ur blog thanks for ur wonderful recipes.each recipe is complememnting the other keep posting more.