I have mentioned this lots of time before, hubby is a fish lover, he will go crazy for fish. But most of the time my fish curry has coconut in it, i know coconut is not that healthy. So i wanted to try a perfect no coconut fish curry. To my luck, one of my friend posted a picture of this fish curry in facebook. It was so yummy and i just wanna try it. I asked her for the recipe. She gave me a beautifully illustrated word file with this amazing recipe. Couple weeks back i decided to give it a try and it turned out amazing..
Hubby loved it too and the flavour of kasuri methi just pops out of the curry. I love the additional finishing touch of curry leaves and coconut oil. The coconut flavour just pop out so much. So try this out and let me know how it turned out..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Fish - 500 grams cut into chunks
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds / Vendayam - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Ginger - 1 tblspn chopped finely
Shallots - 10 sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 2 small chopped finely
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp + ½ tspgravy
Salt to taste
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn
Water as needed
Dried Kasuri methi leaves - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Marinate fish with some salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder for 10 mins.
Heat oil in a earthernwater kadai. Add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Saute for a min.
Add in ginger and curry leaves and saute for 30 secs.
Now add in sliced shallots and saute for a couple of mins till it is light golden.
Add in tomatoes and saute for 5 mins till it is mushy.
Now add in salt and spice powders. Saute for 30 sec.
Now add in fish pieces and toss well in the masala.
Pour in some water and tamarind pulp. Mix well. Bring it to boil and simmer for 8 to 10 mins covered.
Now add in kasuri methi leaves and mix well. Cover and simmer for couple more mins again.
Switch off the heat. Now open the lid add in curry leaves and coconut oil. let it sit covered for 2 mins.
Serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take fish in a bowl, add in salt and turmeric|
|Mix it well|
|Heat oil in a kadai|
|Add in mustard, cumin and fenugreek|
|Add in ginger and curry leaves|
|saute it well|
|Add in sliced shallots|
|Saute for a couple of mins|
|Add in tomatoes|
|Add in chilli, turmeric and pepper powder|
|Add in salt|
|Add in marinated fish|
|pour in water|
|add in tamarind pulp|
|cover and cook|
|cook till the fish is tender|
|Add kasuri methi leaves|
|cover and simmer for a couple of mins|
|sprinkle in curry leaves|
|drizzle in coconut oil|
|fish curry done|