Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fish Kuzhambhu ( Chettinad Fish Curry)

Hi Friends,
Last year we went to Pondicherry for the vacation. Enjoyed the sight seeing, beaches and top at all there food.... There we had both Continental and Indian cuisines, But I enjoyed the most was seafood.....

One of the recipes which I ordered there was Chettinad Fish Curry, traditional South Indian Fish curry made up in tangy tamarind sauce with whole spices.
I loved the flavour so much that I tried the same recipe at home and till some extend I succeeded. May be next time I will be prefect in it :)


Ingredients:

  • 500 gm Fish (Clean and cut into desired shape) I bought salmon and got it cut        into cubes  
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (paste)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tamarind pulp (Soak tamarind in warm water for 15 mins)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 green chilly (slit)
  • 1/2 tsp chily powder 
  • 1 tbsp coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric Powder 
  • Salt acc.to taste
  • 2 tbsp vinegar





Method:
  • Mix vinegar, salt and 1/2 tsp red chilly powder in a bowl.

  • Apply the mixture on fish pieces and keep them aside for 30 mins.
  • Now take oil in an pan, add fish cubes one by one.
  • Shallow fry them till they are 3/4 cooked. Remove them on an absorbent paper.
  • In the same pan, add little more oil (if required), add fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds, let them splutter. Add the curry leaves, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chilly, fry on medium heat till the onions turn golden brown in colour.

  • Now add tomatoes and cook for 5-7 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt, cook for 3-4 secs.
  • Add the tamarind extract and coconut milk. Bring it to boil. Let this simmer until the raw smell of tamarind goes.

  • Finally add the fish, cover the pan with lid and cook for 5 -10 mins on low flame. 
  • Remove from fire.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.


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kitchen flavours said...

That's a lovely meal! I love curries! Your fish curry looks so delicious!

Rita Bose said...

Looks really delicious,Shruti!! :)
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Vimitha Anand said...

Love chettinad flavors. Yumm
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Niesha said...

great. It looks delicious dear. :)

Latha Madhusudhan said...

My lunch time here and makes me hungry.

Wish I could grab the yummy fish curry.

Ruxana Gafoor said...

the fish curry looks yummy with the chettinad flavor...
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Nilu A said...

Mouth watering fish kuzhambhu... Love to have it with plain rice :-)

Shweta said...

I am a vegetarain but this looks so inviting :)

Divya Pramil said...

Yummilicious curry Shruts I love it to the core :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks friends for the lovely comments :)

PT said...

tempting curry dear.. love the aroma of chettinad recipes..

Rafeeda AR said...

that's a mouthwatering fish curry... :)

Lavanya T R said...

Chettinad specials are my favorites...I even love chettinad chicken...and your dish looks delicious shruti...great work dear!
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Kitchen Queen said...

yummy grvy.

Nabanita Das said...

Thali looks inviting Shruti...

Shobha said...

I love this fish kuzhambu.. tangy and spicy..so yummmy

Maha Gadde said...

Very healthy n tmpting fish recipe and nice post.

divya said...

look absolutely perfect and very tempting ..

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious fish kuzhambu very nice.

Mélange said...

Exotic recipe Shrutui..I always love chettinad recipes.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Friends :)

Chitz said...

Yummy platter.. Feel like grabbing some :)

Aara Shaikh said...

Perfect Plate :)
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Julie said...

inviting platter,Shruti..feeling hungry:)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

curry looks great..but I dont eat fish