Saturday, December 17, 2005

Spicy Fish Curry!!

Seafood curry to spice up the weekend!


1/2 kg. Fish( fillets of your choice)
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/4 cup onions ground to a paste
1 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. coriander powder
1tbsp tamarind pulp,
A few curry leaves
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 cup coconut milk
2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
3 cloves of garlic crushed
3 green chillies, slit at the ends
Salt to taste
Water as required
coriander(cilantro)leaves for garnish


For seasoning, heat oil and fry mustard , cumin seeds, green chillies & curry leaves . To this , add turmeric , onion paste & ginger & garlic . sauté till the oil separates. Add a little water to the chilli and coriander powders to make a thick paste. Pour this into the seasoned ingredients and sauté till the aroma of masala comes out. Add all the other ingredients(including tomato puree) except fish pieces and bring it to boil.Add the fish pieces one by one.Add coconut milk & close the lid and allow the curry to simmer on a slow fire till the gravy thickens . Garnish with coriander leaves & It's ready to serve hot.