Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nellai Meen Kulambu ~ Nellai Fish Curry



Ingredients

  • King Fish, sliced - 1/2 kg
  • Tomato - 1
  • shallots - 25
  • green chilli - 3
  • Garlic (sliced)- 3 cloves
  • Chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
  • coriander powder - 4 teaspoons
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - lemon size ball
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil, mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves for Tempering


Method
  • Clean the fish pieces and marinate with salt and turmeric for 1/2 an hour.
  • Grind the coconut with cumin seeds and shallots.
  • Soak the tamarind, and extract 2 cups of juice and add all the dry masala powders to it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves,let the mustard seeds splutter. Then, add the tamarind masala mix.
  • Add diced tomato, slit green chillies and garlic slices.
  • When the mixture starts to boils, add the fish and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the ground coconut mixture and cover the pan.
  • Cook until the oil separates.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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