South Indian Fish Curry Recipe, Meen Kulamu
A tasty South Indian Fish Curry Recipe which is simple to make and delicious to devour.
south indian fish curry
cut into pieces of your choice
For making the fish curry
sprigs of curry leaves
red chili powder
salt (or to taste)
mixed with water
Preparing masala for fish curry
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 tomato make a smooth paste. Set aside.
Preparing the South Indian Fish Curry
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start spluttering add the curry leaves.
Next add in the ground paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, tamarind water and fish. Mix gently.
Add the coriander leaves and green chili. Bring
it to a boil high heat. Reduce the flame, and cook covered on simmer.
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.
Cleaning the fish
Cut and wash the fish thoroughly.
Add turmeric powder and rinse for the final time.
Next, add in some turmeric powder and salt and toss well to coat. Allow this fish to rest for sometime before cooking.
This will help the salt to be fully absorbed in the fish.
You can either use tamarind paste or soak a lemon is sized ball of tamarind in water.
The roasted ingredients can be powdered in a coffee grinder before blending with onion and coconut.
The following are only estimates and not actuals: