Puliyum Meenum with step by step pictures. Delicious fish cooked in a tangy masala taste amazing with rice.
This is one of my friend jafrin's recipe and this is what i talked about in this fish masala powder post. I am glad that she told me about this dish, so i get a chance to try it and enjoy it..It is a finger licking delicious fish recipe..It is a masala kind of dish and spicy, tangy at the same time..Loved it..This is pretty simple to make as well.
About this Recipe
Fish Thokku is a traditional fish recipe from the village. Thokku is similar to a semi-gravy recipe. It has a spicy and tangy flavour. Tamarind, also known as Imli in India, is a popular spice and condiment. Without tamarind, a South Indian kitchen is considered incomplete! It is used in many popular south Indian dishes, including
the well-known sambhar, rasam, and some chutneys. Tamarind, one of the most important souring agents in Thai cooking, adds a delicious fruity tartness to soups, salads, stir-fries, and sauces.
Ingredients for Puliyum Meenum Recipe
Sardines are a broad category of small fish. The Main sardines, which are caught off the coasts of Maine, are actually small, soft-boned herring. Sardine, also known as mathi and chaala, is inexpensive, tasty, and nutritious.
Shallots are a little sweeter than regular onions and have a more subtle flavor. They are good used in raw applications where you want an onion flavor without too much punch, such as in salads and vinaigrettes, , or in slow roasted or braised dishes, where their sweetness can enhance a dish without watering it down.
Tamarind Pulp :
Tamarind pulp is a thick tamarind extract. To make tamarind pulp at home, soak the tamarind pods in warm water for about 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
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Puliyum Meenum (Nagercoil Fish Recipe)
- Sardine / Chala Meen - 12 to 15
- Shallots / Sambar Onion - 12 to 15 peeled
- Tomato - 2 small chopped
- Fish Masala Powder - 2 to 3 tblspn RECIPE HERE
- Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn
- Curry leaves a handful
- Salt to taste
- Coconut Oil - 3 to 4 tblspn
- Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - ¼ tsp
- Take onion, tomato, fish masala, salt, tamarind in a blender and puree till smooth.
- Add this to fish and mix well.
- Transfer this mix to a earthernware pot and sprinkle curry leaves over it.
- Cover with a lid and put it on flame. Cook on low flame for 10 to 15 mins.
- Now heat coconut oil and crackle some fenugreek and curry leaves. Pour this over the fish and mix well.
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Puliyum Meenum Step by Step
|Take all your ingredients|
|fish curry masala, RECIPE HERE|