Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Chettinad Fish Curry

Mild and flavourful chettinadu fish curry. Its a famous fish curry in Chettinadu region of south India. Curry is based with coconut and spices. The gravy can be cooked with fish of your choice. Here is recipe for you all to try.

  • Fish 1/2 kg , King fish/ Pamphret or any other flesh fish
  • Onion 1 medium size, chopped
  • Tomato 1 large, sliced
  • Curry Leaves few sprigs
  • Coriander Leaves few chopped
  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Pulp 3 tbsp
To Roast and Grind
  • Oil
  • Fennel Seeds 1 tbsp
  • Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  • Onion 1 large, sliced
  • Tomato 1 large, chopped
  • Chilli Powder 1 tbsp 
  • Coriander Powder 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
  • Coconut 1/2 cup, grated

Heat oil in a kadai or earthen wear, add fennel seeds and saute it for a minute. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic paste and saute for few seconds. Add in tomatoes and saute well. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and saute for a minute. Add grated coconut and mix well. Just saute for 2 minutes. Put this in to a blender and puree it well. Now in the same kadai add oil and heat it. Put mustard seeds and once splutter add onions and curry leaves. Saute till its golden. Add grinded coconut mix and combine well. Cook till oil separates. Add sliced tomatoes and combine well. Add tamarind pulp and some water. Mix it well and bring to boil. Add fish pieces and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Keep it in low flame and simmer this for 8 to 12 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve with warm rice..

NB: The curry colour should be little more red, it comes depends on your chilli powder, mine colour was little less, if you want can add little kashmiri chilli powder so that colour should be good. Enjoy cooking..

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