Wednesday, January 20, 2010

FishCurry KoKum Method





Here i am going to share the fish curry recipe with kokum .In Kerala, fish curry is a popular dish in everyone's kitchen.Variety of recipes are available for single fish curry. for example Fish curry with coconut,fish curry with fried coconut fish curry with tamarind ,fish curry with kudam puli or kokum etc..are there to prepare...
Actually i donot  know about the kokum,frankly speaking i hardly know this is our kudam puli..Finaly google given the information.actually its available in most of the indian grocery shop.Thats the best thing  otherwise we have to miss our fishcurry without having the kudam puli at handy.This puli is really good for digestion too...so don't forget to trythis tasty and healthy curry...

Cooking time : 15-25 minute
Cost of the fish : 2.99/pound(Here i used the red snapper) 

Ingredients:


Fish : 1 pound
Ginger : 1 medium size
Garlic : 2 cloves
Tomato : 1 no
Green chili : 2 nos

Onion/Pearl onion : 1 no/10-15 nos
kokum : 1or 2 medium size
Salt : to atste
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Coriander Powder :2 tsp
Chili powder : 2 tsp
Fenugreek powder: 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida:1/4 tsp
Oil : 2 -3 tsp

For Seasoning 
Mustard seed: 1tsp
Curry leaves : 4-5 leaves
Red Chili :1 no

Preparation :
Step 1: Clean the fish and cut  into medium sized pieces.

Step 2 : just marinate the fish with little turmeric powder and salt.

Step3: soak the kokum in 1/2 cup hot water.


Step 4:Pour a little oil in the heated pan...add the mustard seed once it get spluttering add the curry leaves and the red chili

Step 5: once the red chili and the leaves get  saute add the garlic ginger and green chili..after a while add the sliced onion.let it saute for 5 minute 

step 6 :Once the  onions get a slight brown color add the powders and stir well.

Step 7: add the fish pieces into it ...stir well fro 5 -10 minute..

Step 8: then add the kokum water into it..If u wish to make more gravy just add one more cup of water ..add salt to taste..

Step 9: Let the fish to cook for about 10-15 minutes in medium heat..

          Now the delicious curry is ready to eat

Points to ponder
  • If u want to make the curry spicy add more green chili and red chili powder.
  • If u wish to like the seasoning at the end do it after the fish is cooked .
  • If u want to make  more gravy add 2 cup water.Don't add more water it will spoil the taste..
  • do not over cook the fish..
  • if u want to add the kokum to the curry add it with the hot water otherwise squeeze it and then add that solution.

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