Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easy Fish Curry/Meen kulambu

Today i am going to share with you a non-veg recipe, Yes it is a fish curry!. Last few days because of Vishu celebration we were not eating non-vegetarian food..So today i thought i can prepare some non-veg curry and prepared the fish curry (My hus always prefer fish than chicken). This fish curry is a very easy to prepare,very quick and easy recipe.within minutes u can prepare the delicios currry. We really enjoyed having it with rice.if u add a thoran/mezhukupiratti with this curry; the dinner will be so yummy.
I already mentioned  in my previous blogs that we purchase the fish from a Chinese market called Cam Asia. Let me tell you one incident about the fish shopping. We usually purchase fish from this shop twice in a month.Once I bought Tuna (ചൂര) and prepared the curry. While eating, my husband told: "Hey, this is not Tuna, it's mackerel(അയല). (actually here the spanish mackerel and tuna are almost same in shape and color.its hard to distinguish). Frankly speaking he has a very good and sensitive taste buds and also he knows the different taste of fishes as well. I am not that expert. If anybody tells me that this is tuna and it is looks like tuna, I agree  with them.  But my hus is really good in distinguishing such thing. After marriage i haven't eaten/prepared the mackerel and sardines(മത്തി/ചാള) at home. He doesn't like those fishes especially their smell. I am a great fan of these two fishes..
When we went to the shop last time we checked whether it is tuna or mackerel. Then my hus told that it is not Tuna, it's Mackerel only..I got confused and i asked the shop assistant "which fish  is this ? Is it tuna?" He told that he didn't know the name, whatever is written there that might be the fish name. then i told its written as tuna but the fish looks like mackerel. Then he said that he doesn't know anything about these fishes, he just place those fishes there and if you say it's mackerel, i can place them under that name. We couldn't argue with him because he agreed what we said. So we checked all other fishes before buying..because the name is not right as written.., I think they have to sell the mackerel and they placed it under tuna which already sold out. Some business trick. SO, what i want to say is  that check  before buying otherwise u will also face these kind of experiences.
OK let me share the recipe details.
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
Fish: 1 medium size
Chili Powder: 2 tbsp
TurmericPowder: 1 tsp
Fenugreek Powder: 1/4 tsp
Ginger: 1 medium size
Green Chili: 3 nos
Coconut: oil: 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves: 1 spring
Redchili: 1 no
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Kokum (കുടന്പുളി) - 1-2 medium size pieces
Preparation
Step1:
  • Clean the fish inside out and cut them into medium size pieces.
  • Soak the kokum into 1 cup of water.
  • Make a nice paste of Chili Powder,TurmericPowder,Fenugreek Powder and ginger along with 1/4 cup of water.
Step2:
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the slitted green chili ,saute for some time then add the paste.saute it for sometime .
  • Add the kokum water and let the mix to boil about 5 minutes in medium heat.
  • Add the cleaned fish pieces into boiling mix and close the pan and let the fish to cook for 8-10 minute.Once the fish get cooked and the gravy thickens switch of the heat.
  • Heat oil in another pan,add mustard seeds,once it started spluttering add the dry red chili and curry leaves.saute for some time and pour this into the fish curry.
The delicious fish curry is ready to serve.Have it with Kerala Kuthari rice
Cook's Tip
  • After cleaning the fish wash it with little lemon juice ,u can avoid the bad smell from this.
  • Let the curry to boil then only add the the fish pieces .Do not overcook the fish.
  • Do not stir using spoon.Just rotate the pan otherwise it will break the fish into pieces.
  • You can use raw green mango pieces instead of Kokum.

36 Said:

Pete said...

He he, I cooked curry fish yesterday. I used sting ray.

Your curry fish looks spicy and delicious!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious and its got such a beautiful colour too

Yummy Team said...

Easy and spicy kottayam style fish curry..Asalayittundu :)

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow,,Rani, Hw r u ter?...fish curry looks colourful makes me hungry today am planning to make salmon fry for me with rasam rice, i read ur post dear even me too dont know the fish name n to select the right fish,,but my hubby is good in that but he don't like to eat fish...so pity on him he always buy good fish for me but he wont have even a bit piece of it,,, Ur fish kulambhu looks very perfect dear,,

Priya said...

Wow fish curry looks super tempting, never add ginger in meen kuzhambu, sounds delicious..

Subhie Arun said...

fish curry look colorful n spicy too....i lov fish..will try this version soon...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Hahaha, for me, I also did not know many types of fishes. This curry look so delicious, must try one day.

Uma said...

Prani, when it comes to selecting fishes I can hardly understand.. i didnt find Mackerel here..

curry is easy and very inviting..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Looks 100% perfect and yummy...I love the colour and the oil on top...a perfect meen kuzhambu :)

Madhura Manoj said...

Love the colour.Hmm Inviting fish curry

divya said...

looks delicious and very tempting...very colourful also.

Kairali sisters said...

wow..spicy and colorful prani...Kidu kidu...

Love
KS

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Vinolia said...

hahahaha, that's a weird incident in the fish market... here, most of the fish vendors are qualified enough to know the varieties of fishes they sell and people are well informed too...luckily :)

your fish curry makes me mouth water, love that delicious red colour of the curry!!!

Faiza Ali said...

Delicious looking curry.

Kamalika said...

Feeling so happy and lucky that u tried my recipe....ur fish curry looks so tempting and delicious...surely very easy...have try this..take care...

Deepti said...

mouth watering !!!!

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow.. what a lovely fish curry.. looks so tempting . i love the color:-)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks so delicious and love its color, this is my favourite too, can't recognize the fish either but always look out for the fresh ones...

PranisKitchen said...

pete,sushma,yummy team,sathya,priya,subhie,sonia,uma,life is beautiful,madhura,divya,kairalisisters,gayathri,vinolia,faiza,kamalika,deepti,rumana,treat and trick thanks a lot for ur lovely comments.

Babli said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Fish curry looks yummy and delicious.

Priya said...

Dear Prani, regarding ur q'n about the rice and coconut milk ratio, i always go for 2:3 coz basmati rice tends to get cook very easily, as we are soaking them for 15 minutes, thats will help the rice to cook more easily with less water, for me 2:4ratio always turned mushy, since i usually go for 2:3 ratio dear, hope this helps:)..

Pam said...

It looks flavorful and delicious!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Meen kulambu looks awesome...so colorful and tempting :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Meen kuzhambu looks extraordinary, such a drool worthy pictures...tempting me a lot', and belated Wishes, Happy Vishu:)

San said...

Iam a big fan of sea foods.Meen kuzhambu appears to be very authentic and delicious prani.Wish i could have a bowl of rice now :) I like tuna the most than salmon for some reason i like fish n extra intake of food goes in if its sea food :)

PJ said...

yummy fish curry! looks so delicious. i am always looking for wonderful seafood recipes and this fits the bill perfectly.

Suhaina said...

mmm. Really tempting fish curry. Me feeling hungry here. Nicely presented.

PranisKitchen said...

Pam,Gita,Malar,san,Pj and Suhaina
thanks for the lovely comments

Sayantani said...

Hi new to your page but love these tasty dishes you have prepared. you have a great page here Prani...wish to see many more such lovely dishes.
fish curry looks marvelous. you bought me with this quick dish tag. love curries that are quick but tasty and this simply is more than that.

FoodLovers said...

fish curry looks gorgeous dear !! Thanks for ur kind words on my blog...you have lovely space

Simply Life said...

Oh that looks great!

Krishnaveni said...

looks excellent. delicious too

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PranisKitchen said...

Sayanthini,foodlovers,Simplylife,krishna,priya
thanks for the lovely comments dear

Neetz said...

somehting very tasty and authentic life time of all :)..superb one :)

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