Sunday, November 22, 2009

FishCurry/Fish Kulambu with cocunut



I think nobody needs an introduction about fish.Fish is a very healthy and nutritious food.Today all are very  concious about their body and trying to avoid any kind of non-vegetarian food..But anyone can have fish without any dilemma,as it doesn't have that much fat and also it have  lots of minerals..especially fish have lots of calcuim ...Curried or baked fish is really good..Fried one taste good but not good if we have it frequently so have the fried one less frequently.If you are fond of fried one just fry the fish using the oven method.Just refer the blog  FriedFish .

We usually buy fresh fish from the asian market...There we can find all varieties of fish like tuna pomfret pompano cat fish tilapia red snapper King  fish etc...Cat fish and tilapia are ocean fish so it will have some mud taste...we usually prefer tuna pomfret pompano red snapper..sometimes love to add tilapia and cat fish too... will be available sometimes...King fish have its unique taste nothing comparable to it....Today i thought of sharing my Fish curry recipe to all my friends...i got this recipe idea from my mom'...In my home mom used to prepare the fish curry using coconut..Its quiet simple and tasty..My husband's place they used to have the fish curry using the komkum so nowadays my mom's recipe is a visitor to our kitchen..but we really love the taste ...Let me explain how to prepare the fishcurry using the coconut..

Here i am using the Yellow fin Tuna.Usually you can find the tuna in almost all the grocery shops and also in FreshMarket too if u go with a fresh one it will tastes more.
The cost of this fish will be 3.99/Pound. 1 fish will come almost 1 to 2 pound.
Cooking time -15 t0 30 minutes

Ingredients

























Fish - cut into small pieces
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Pearl onion - 6 nos
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tbs
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1 pinch
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size 
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chili - 2 nos
Curry leaves - 4 leaves
Green Chili -1 number
Pearl Onion -2 sliced


Preparation:

Step 1: Wash and clean the fish..
Step 2:Make a paste of coconut,pearl onion, chili powder, coriander powder ,fenugreek powder,turmeric powder and the tamarind(just soak the tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes then used that water for grinding),salt using a mixer.




 Step 3: Heat oil in a skillet.(Use a deep skillet )when it get heated add the mustard seed,once it started spluttering,add the curry leaves and red chili once it get sauted add the paste into it..



Step 4 : Let the mix to boil for about 5 minutes in medium heat...Add the Fish pieces into it...




Step 5: Cook it for 10 -15 minutes..Do the slow cooking,


Step6: So now the quick and easy  Fish curry is ready to serve....


Points to ponder.
  • If u just wash the fish with lemon juice then the bad smell will goes off.
  • if u do the slow cooking ,it will give more taste, so that we can use the curry as a sudden otherwise we have to keep it aside for sometime then only the pieces will get that curried taste...
  • If u like more gravy add 1or 2 cup of water at the time of grinding the ingredients otherwise use very little water...

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