Making fish curries are one of the staple food of us. We make it on each saturday. My husbands favorite one is this fish curry. But to be frank i was totally bored to make that again and again. I wanted to make a curry that has no coconut in it. And this is the answer, It is made from the small anchovies and it tasted divine. The cool thing is you dont need coconut for it. My hubby tasted it and he liked it too. I hope you will love it too.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 5 to 6
Recipe Source: Tasty Appetite
Anchovies / Nethili Meen - 3 cups cleaned
Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring + 1 spring
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Tomato - 2 large chopped finely
Brinjal - 1 large cubed
Mango - 1 small cubed
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn (Click here for recipe)
Salt to taste
Heat a kadai with oil, when it is hot add in mustard, fenugreek and curry leaves.
Add in onions and saute till it turns light golden.
Now add in tomatoes and saute till oil separates. Add in salt and mix well.
Now add in turmeric, chilli, coriander and pepper powder. Mix well.
Add in brinjal, mangoes and mix well. Pour in some water and cover the pan. Cook for 10 mins till the brinjal is cooked and the sauce is thick.
Add in tamarind pulp and mix well. Cover again and cook till oil separates.
Now add in anchovies and cook for 5 to 10 mins.
Throw in a handful of curry leaves and switch off the flame. Cover the pan till serving.
Serve over rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Clean some lovely anchovies|
|Crackle some spices and curry leaves in oil|
|Add in onions|
|Saute till light golden|
|Add in tomatoes|
|Add in salt|
|Cook till it turns mushy|
|Add in spice powders|
|Add in brinjal and mangoes|
|Pour in some water|
|Let it cook|
|Cover and cook|
|Cook till oil floats on top|
|Add in tamarind|
|Cover and simmer again|
|Add in the fish|
|Leave it to cook|
|Throw in some more curry leaves|
|Enjoy with rice|