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Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu Recipe (Two ways)

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Ingredients
  

Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu (without Coconut)

  • Dried Anchovies / Nethili Meen Karuvadu - around 40 to 50
  • Oil - 4 tblspn
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli - 2
  • Curry leaves a handful
  • Shallots / Sambar Onion - 15 to 20 chopped finely
  • Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn or to taste
  • Raw Banana - 1 peeled and cut lengthwise
  • Raw Mango - 1 cut lengthwise
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar / Jaggery - 1 tsp or to taste

Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu (with Coconut)

  • Dried Fish / Karuvadu - 25 pieces I used nethili karuvadu
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves a sprig
  • Garlic - 10 cloves peeled
  • Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
  • Green Chilli - 1 slit
  • Tomatoes - 1 large chopped finely
  • Brinjal - 1 sliced or chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder / Jeerakam Podi - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind Pulp - 4 tblspn
  • Thick Coconut Milk - ½ cup
  • Water as needed

Instructions
 

Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu (without Coconut)

  • soak dry fish in hot boiling water for 15 mins. Drain and remove the heads and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a earthernware pot. Add in mustard, cumin, urad dal, dry chilli and curry leaves and fry for few sec.
  • Add in shallots and garlic. Saute this till it gets light golden.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.
  • Add water, raw banana and mango and cook till it is half cooked.
  • Add in salt and spice powders and mix well.
  • Add in tamarind water and cook till oil floats on top.
  • Add in fish and simmer for 5 to 10 mins.
  • Add in sugar and mix well.
  • Serve.

Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu (with Coconut)

  • Clean dry dish by removing the head and scraping the gills. Now add hot boiling water over this and soak it for 15 mins. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a earthernware pot.
  • Add in mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and saute for a min.
  • Add in garlic cloves and saute for a min.
  • Add in onions and green chillies. Saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook for 5 to 7 mins till they turn mushy.
  • Add in all the spice powders and brinjal and saute for a min.
  • Add in water and bring everything to a boil, cook untill brinjal is half done.
  • Add in tamarind Pulp and boil for 5 mins.
  • Add in dried fish and simmer for 8 to 10 mins.
  • Add in coconut milk and boil once. Taste to see if you need salt and adjust it.
  • Turn off the heat and add in curry leaves.
  • Serve over rice.
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