Sep 3, 2013

Malabar Fish Curry

This is a typical Kerala fish specialty with authentic malabar flavor. This probably is the most striking of all fish curries mainly because of its attractive color. Fish curry cooked in coconut milk along with fried red chilli, onion, ginger, garlic, tomato, chopped coconut paste and other spices. This is best combinationo of rice, pulao..

Ingredients :

Rui fish - 2 pcs
Onion - 2 big, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch,chopped
Garlic - 6-7 cloves
Tomato - 1 big, chopped
Coconut - 1/2 cup, chopped
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

For Seasoning ~

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 ts
Curry leaves - few

Method :

Clean and wash the fish pieces. Heat oil in a kadai or pan, deep fry the fish pieces.

In another pan heat oil add chopped onion, fry till golden brown. Add chopped ginger, garlic cloves, chopped coconut, saute till are golden brown. Cool it room temperature. Blend to make a paste with little water.

Now heat oil in pan, add seasoning ingredients. When seeds are splutter then add paste, turmeric, red chilli, cumin and coriander powder, mix well and cook in low flame. When it starts simmering add the fried fish pieces and cook till it is done.

Finally add coconut milk and stir well with masala. Cook for another 2 minutes in slow flame. Remove from the heat.

Serve hot with Lemon rice.

Sending this to Recipe Junction's "Spotlight : Raksha Bandhan" event, Simply food's "Lets cook with Coconut" event

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