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Spicy And Juicy Madras Fish Curry

ARANYAKA's picture
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.
Ingredients
  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
Directions

Method
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

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Dish: 
Curry
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Fish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Madras Fish Curry

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4 Comments

shantihhh's picture
This sounds wonderful like the fish curry I have loved in Kre(Aleppy) a our fiend'shouse. Some of the ingredients are only listed in the directions. Maybe I will make this this weekend as my little curry tree has some nice leaves! What kind of fish do you use-fillets or a whole small fish? Photo is not showing as yet. Shanti/Mary-Anne
shantihhh's picture
OK I see now, fllets. Very pretty dish! It loks like it is maybe from the wonderful Bata Porcelaine factory in Kerela near Kochi. We were there one time and the quality was amazing. They were at the time manufactoring for Royal Doulton of the UK and fr 5 star hotel service. Shanti/Mary-Anne
ARANYAKA's picture
you can use tilapia or cat fish too.Kerala dishes will use coconut milk.
Anonymous's picture
Wow, like talking about yourself much?