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Monday, July 26, 2010

Fish Curry

Welcome to my very first blog post :)
My brother went fishing during the weekend and brought home a huge fish. (Sorry, but I have no idea what fish it was.) I had a hard time deciding what to do with it and finally decided to make fish curry with it. Fish curry is a well known South Indian dish and can be made using any fish with firm white flesh. This recipe is adapted from Adukala Vishesham with some minor changes.The outcome was pretty good for a first timer and it tasted even better the next day!

Shallots (chopped) - 2-3
Garlic (crushed) - 1 tsp
Ginger (crushed) - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2-3
Green chillies -2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 2 1/2 tbsp
Fish curry powder - 2 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Heat some oil in the pot. Once hot, put in the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and green chilli. Once the onions start to get cooked add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and fish curry powder. Stir for a few minutes and add water and tomatoes. Once the tomatoes are nearly cooked, add in the fish and bring it to boil. Add coconut milk and let it simmer. Sprinkle a dash of pepper. Give it a good stir and check the salt and spice levels. Garnish with some curry leaves and serve with warm steamed rice.

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