You all know my hubby's love for all things fish..He cannot live without fish, he wants it atleast twice or thrice a week. He can eat them even daily. So every saturday he buys fish and ask me to cook. What he insist me is to make this fish curry which i ofcourse his recipe. But as a food blogger, i want to try something new every time, not the same curry again and again. So i make him new curries..Ofcourse he loves them too..This is how all my fish curries in this blog are born..
This is a complete different curry, it has no coconut, no tomatoes, no coconut milk or anything. A few whole spices and spice powders. But the main ingredient in this recipe is a tamarind called as kokum / kudampuli. But i didn't have them on hand, so use normal tamarind, still it turned out good..So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 4
Fish - 300 grams (I used therachi)
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves a sprig + more for later
Onions - 1 medium size finely chopped
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn + to taste
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind / Kudampuli - 2 tblspn or 3 pieces
Water a splash
Take chopped fish pieces in a bowl, add in turmeric powder and mix well. Set aside.
Now pour some water over tamarind and let it soak for 5 mins. Mash them well, strain and set aside.
Take chilli powder and turmeric powder in a bowl, add few tblspn of water and mix well. Set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a earthernware pot. Add in mustard and fenugreek seed. Let them sizzle and pop.
Serve with rice.
Add in curry leaves and give a quick toss.
Add in chopped onions and fry till it turns little golden.
Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 sec.
Add in the mixed spice mix and give a 30 sec quick toss.
Add in the fish pieces and salt. Mix well.
Add in tamarind water and some more water. Bring it to boil. Cover and simmer for 5 mins.
Now remove the lid and some curry leaves on top. Mix well.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Wash your fish really well|
|Add some turmeric powder|
|mix well and leave it aside for few mins|
|Take tamarind in a bowl|
|add some water and let it soak for 5 mins|
|mix well and strain it|
|Take chilli powder and turmeric powder in a bowl|
|add few tblspn of water|
|mix well to a paste|
|Heat coconut oil in a earthernware pot|
|crackle some mustard|
|and some fenugreek seeds|
|add some curry leaves|
|saute for a min|
|add in finely chopped onions|
|saute for 5 mins or so, till it gets light golden|
|add in ginger garlic paste|
|saute for a min|
|add the masala mixed|
|saute for 2 mins|
|add in fish pieces|
|toss well in the masala|
|season with some salt|
|add in tamarind pulp|
|add a splash of water|
|cover and cook|
|now the fish is done|
|sprinkle some extra curry leaves|