Fish curry (kerala style)


- 4-5 medium sized fish
- 2 pieces Kudampulli
- 4 Green chillies
- 2/3 cup grated coconut
- 6-7 Shallots
- 3 tsp Red Chilly Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Ginger
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Oil
- Curry leaves - 3 Sprigs


Step 1:

Take a pan. Heat coconut oil and add shallots, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Saute well. Add the grated coconut and green chillies.

Step 2:

Saute continuously until it turns deep brown (it should not be burned). Now add all the masalas and take it off the heat. Let the mixture cool for sometime.

Step 3:

Grind the mixture till paste. Keep it aside.

Step 4:

A shallow clay dish called Chatti or Manchatti is used to prepare this dish. But if not available, take a wide bottomed pan and heat oil.

Step 5:

Splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add ginger pieces and fry for sometime.

Step 6:

Add some water, ground paste and put kudampulli into it. Bring it to boil. Lower the heat and add the fish pieces.

Step 7:

Close the lid and simmer for 10 mins until fish is cooked. Adjust salt and serve with steamed rice.

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