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South Indian Fish Curry Recipe, Learn how to make Recipe for South Indian Fish Curry or the meen kulambu
Now who doesn’t like some tasty south indian fish curry recipe on a weekend. The lip smacking fish curry tastes good even with idli or dosa. I love the fish curry recipe with it. Fish is known as Meen in Tamil and Kulambu means gravy and hence the title of this dish
Whenever I make the south indian fish curry recipe, I make sure I make the dosa the next day. It’s purely amazing. Though you might find it strange if you haven’t tried it before, but rest assured, it’s something which can’t be missed.
I have seen fish curry being served with appam in aapa kadai restaurant here, though I haven’t tasted it. I somehow don’t like the appams. I love the crispier version of it, the dosa, as I call it.
I am sharing this south indian fish curry recipe which my neighbor taught me many years ago. She was from a town in Andhra Pradesh, (which was something like Cudappa or Kakinada, I have completely forgotten about the name) and the first time I tasted it, I am totally amazed by the taste and was left licking my fingers from it. I had to really, really, really learn it.
And when I asked her for the recipe, I was just so amazed at the ingredient list that she gave me. Rice, Chana dal??? In Fish Curry Recipe??? I was totally stupified as we never use them at home in Chennai or for that matter even at my dad’s place in Andhra.
That was something which I had not heard before. In my home, we are used to making the fish curry recipe with methi and jeera, but the rice and chana dal really stumped me.
Well, I had already tasted her south indian fish curry recipe and I had no doubt in my mind that however stumped I was, that this recipe just couldn’t go wrong.
When my neighbor had made the south indian fish curry recipe, she had made it with a very popular fish here in Dubai, the Sultan Ibrahim.
It’s pink in color. The Sultan Ibrahim is an Arabic name for the fish. The English names for the Sultan Ibrahim are Pink Perch, Japanese Threadfin Bream, Goldband. And in Tamil it’s called as Nagara, Navarei, Kandal Meen. And in malayalam it’s known as Navara, Kellimeen, Chengavaal. The Kannada name is Mudumagalu, Madmal. And for Telugu it’s Sallenganti, Chalaneera kanti.
But whatever the name, the taste is just so amazingly delicious. And whenever I make the Sultan Ibrahim, I use this particular recipe for making the curry. I don’t know any other way that it can taste any better than this.
So without any further delay, let’s get started with the South Indian Fish Curry Recipe
- 500 gms fish cut into pieces of your choice
- 1 tsp rice
- 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1 tsp chana dal
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 green chili slit
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 onions chopped
- 3 to matoes chopped
- 5 tbsp fresh grated coconut
- 2 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- 3 sprigs of curry leaves
- 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
- 4 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
Dry roast the rice, jeera/cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and chana dal till they are lightly toasted,about a minute. Allow to cool.
In a blender, add this cooled spices,onion, coconut and make a smooth paste. Set aside.
In a non stick pan, add all the ingredients along with fish, the onion-coconut paste, chopped tomatoes, green chili, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves, tamarind pulp, coriander leaves and a glass of water.
Allow it to boil in medium flame and turn the flame to simmer when the gravy starts giving a boil.
Turn off the stove when the color of the green chili has changed and the oil starts floating in the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.
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