Adding coconut to fish curry makes delicious curry, but recently i started experimenting a lot to find the perfect no coconut fish curry. Couple weeks back i made a fish curry with lots of shallots, onions and curry leaves..It gave the thickness to the fish curry, flavour to it and tasted yummy.
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 5 to 6
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Chilli Powder – 2 tsp or to taste
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 2 tblspn
Brinjal – 1 large sliced into long slices
Fish Pieces – 500 grams (i used sardine)
Tamarind Pulp – 2 to 3 tblspn or to taste
Water as needed
Oil – 2 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli – 25 to 30 peeled
Onion – 1 large sliced
Curry leaves a big handful
Turmeirc Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method:Heat oil in a pan, add in shallots, onion, curry leaves, salt and turmeric powder and saute for 8 to 10 mins till it is translucent and light golden.
Now take it in a blender and make it into a fine puree.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in fenugreek and mustard seeds. Add in curry leaves and saute for a min.
Add in the pureed masala and cook till oil separates from it.
Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well.
Now add in brinjal and toss well. Add in water and tamarind pulp, mix well. Cook till brinjal is cooked.
Now add in the fish pieces and cook till the fish is done.
Serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Heat some oil in a pot|
|Add in a good amount of peeled shallots or sambar onions|
|add in sliced onions|
|add a good amount of curry leaves|
|sprinkle in some salt and turmeric powder|
|Cook till the onions gets soft and a little colour|
|add in tomatoes|
|take this in a blender|
|make it into a fine puree|
|Now in the same pan, add a touch of oil|
|crackle some mustard and fenugreek seeds|
|add in curry leaves|
|saute for a min|
|add in pureed masala|
|now add in some chilli powder and coriander powder|
|cook till oil separates|
|add in sliced brinjal|
|Add in tamarind pulp|
|pour in water|
|mix well and cook till brinjal is cooked|
|Add in your fish pieces, i used sardine / chala meen|
|mix well and cook till fish is done|