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Spicy and Juicy Madras Fish Curry

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This is one of my Mom's best dish. Best results will be seen when cooked in a mud pot. Nothing can beat this dish when we have this with hot hot Dosa or Idly.
  Fish 1 Kilogram, cut into 1" slices (tilapia or catfish)
  Vegetable oil/Sunflower/olive oi 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (prefer Sesame oil)
  Onions 2 , grind to paste
  Tomatoes 4 , grind to paste
  Lime 1 , soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water (soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Red chillies 3 Large (fried in oil will give more spice)
  Coriander powder 4 Teaspoon (its also called as Dhaniya Powder)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 15
  Water 100 Milliliter
  Salt To Taste

1. Clean the Fish with salt to take the bad odor.
2.Heat the pan and pour 3 Tbps of oil
2.Once the oil starts to boil then add mustard seeds,jeera and then add red chilli and curry leaves.
3.After a min add the grounded Onions and salt(adding salt to the onions will help it to cook fast and juicy). Fry it till golden brown and add ginger,garlic paste.
4.Once this is cooked add chopped tomato,turmeric powder,chili powder,coriander powder. Cook this mixture till oil separates. Add sesame oil for taste (this gives more flavor to the gravy)and garam masala
5.Then add the tamarind juice and some water to get the curry consistence.
6.When the gray starts to boil add the fish and cook it for 5 min by closing the lid. When the fish turns little white then it means that the fish is cooked. Dont mix the curry after the fishes are added.
7.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Madras Fish Curry

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 639 Calories from Fat 344

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.7%

Saturated Fat 5.2 g26.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 130 mg43.3%

Sodium 342.2 mg14.3%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.7%

Sugars 8.3 g

Protein 54 g108.2%

Vitamin A 48.5% Vitamin C 123.5%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 28%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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