Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kuttanadan style meen curry



Today I am sharing the recipe of Kuttanadan style meen curry / Kuttanadan style fish curry. My hometown is at Alappuzha, Kerala and in my family whether if its my mom or my grand mother or my aunts, each and every member of my family prepares this fish curry almost everyday. We use kashmiri chilli powder/ charadan mulaku podi for this recipe which gives this curry a deep red color without making it very hot. After coming to US, even I am following my family members path, making this fish curry almost every day and I really wonder why I took so much time to upload this recipe in my blog and now I don't want to wait more, so I am going straight to my recipe..:)

Ingredients

Medium sized fish pieces ~ 500 grams 
Shallots ( Kochu ulli ) ~ 7-8 nos
Garlic ~ 3-4 cloves
Green chillies ~ 6 Nos ( Split length-wise)
Kashmiri chili powder (Charadan mulaku podi ) ~ 2 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder ( Uluva podi ) ~ 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder ( Perijeerakam podi ) ~ 3-4 pinches
Black pepper powder ~ 1 tsp
Kodampuli / Fish tamarind / Gambooge ~ 3-4 pieces
Curry leaves ~ 2 stems
Mustard seeds ( Kaduku ) ~ 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice ~ 2 tbsp ( Optional )
Coconut oil ~ 2-3 tbsp
Salt

Method

  • First wash and soak kodampuli in 1/2 cup of warm water for about 15-20 minutes and then split it to small pieces. Meanwhile clean the fish pieces and rub it with little salt, little turmeric powder and 2 tbsp of lemon juice and keep it aside in a colander.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add finely chopped shallots, sliced garlic, green chilies and half of curry leaves and saute till onions turn dark brown in color. Then lower the flame and add kashmiri chilli powder, fenugreek powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and fennel powder and fry it for less than a minute or till the powders turn light dark in color. Note: Make sure not to burn the powders, so you need to make sure the heat is very low.
  • Then add 1 1/4 cup of water along with enough salt and kodampuli and  bring it to a boil and continue boiling it for about 5-10 minutes in a medium-high flame. Next add fish pieces, make sure its fully immersed in the masala and then reduce the flame and cook covered for about 10-12 minutes in a low flame. Then cook uncovered for another 5-10 minutes and add remaining curry leaves before removing from the flame.
Enjoy with rice / kappa.





Cheers!!

21 comments:

julie said...

superb Jisha..yummy n spicy meen curry..

Sobha Shyam said...

omg...looking so good..wonderful click!!following u :)

SpicyWorld said...

WOW,,SUPER kothiyayittu vayaa,,,super click..nice with kappa,,,

divya said...

Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..wonderful clicks..

Suja said...

Spicy fish curry..adipoli,kothiyavunnu

Deepti said...

Awesome Clicks....Fennel powder is new for me for this curry...will try next time

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Nitha said...

wow.. adipoli meen curry.. korachu kappa koode kittiyirunnell...

Saras said...

lovely click, curry looks so yummyyy

Chitra said...

as usual jisha nice mouthwatering dish. fantastic clicks. gr8 job.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

wow.. Jisha, curry is mouth watering.. so red n inviting !

Treat and Trick said...

Fantastic and yummy!

Priya said...

Meen curry looks simply out of the world,mouthwatering here..

Nandini's Food said...

Yumm! I just can't stop drooling! Slurp!

hemalata said...

So delicious and mouth-watering curry,nice presentation.Thank u for visiting my site.

Saranya said...

Meen curry..superb...:)

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

superb curry and clicks..

An Open Book said...

omg that redness is so captivating...slurrp

Muraligeetham said...

wow! curry looks superb!! loved your space !! keep rocking !

Andreea-Elena C. said...

love the recipe, love your blog. wonderfull!

Anonymous said...

Made it today.....was just awesome....had been trying to make fish curry from diff blogs...but it didn't come out ,well...finally I cud make fish curry...
Thnx for this wonderful recipe....

JishasKitchen said...

@ Anon - Hey nice to hear from you and I am so happy to know that you loved it...Thank YOu!!!!....:)

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