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Kerala Fish Curry With Cokum And Coconut Milk

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Kerala is on India's west coast. Their cuisine boasts bold spicy flavors bursting with complexity and the richness of the ancient culture. This fish recipe is a well rounded example of West Indian food fare and is sure to intrigue. Kokum is the star ingredient in this dish as it imparts a tangy sweetness not experienced very often by the western palate. The health benefits this little berry related to the mangosteen contains are very rarely matched in nature. When combined with the other ingredients, this dish becomes not only delicious, but an overall tonic for general good health. Be sure to give this dish a try using your favorite fish and I am certain it will open your eyes to a whole new world of culinary delight. Enjoy.
Ingredients
Please see video
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large skillet, dry roast fenugreek seeds, then add oil.
2) Add mustard seeds and let them splatter.
3) Add onions and salt and sauté for few minutes.
4) Add red and green chilies, curry leaves and sauté for 3 minutes.
5) Add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and mix thaw well. Cook for few minutes.
6) Now, add all the spices and stir.
7) Stir in cokum along with water. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
8) When oil starts to separate, add coconut milk and increase heat.
9) Cover the skillet and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes.
10) Reduce heat and remove the lid. Remove cockum and discard them.
11) Add fish and let it cook for 5 minutes. Stir the fish gently.

SERVING
12) Garnish the fish curry with cilantro and serve it with rice or Indian bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Indian food has many loves, for all people, here is a nice fish curry with authentic South Indian flavors. Try this fish curry with rice or Indian bread. Watch the video for ingredients and directions.

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