Kerala Fish Curry | Kottayam style Mothers recipe

Gems Gems, July 23, 2016

Whenever I go to my home, My mother prepares the best Kerala Fish Curry for me and it will be waiting for me for my first meal at home. The taste of the fish curry is so great and thus I want to share it and below is the recipe. The sweet and sour taste of Kudam puli, the rich taste of other spices makes the fish curry tastes great with rice or Kappa.This is my alltime favorite fish recipe. I will shortly post the recipe to prepare Kappa.

Kerala Fish Curry
 
Author:
Serves: 3-4 servings
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Ingredients
  • 500 Grams of fish cut into small pieces for curry
  • 1 Index finger length Ginger
  • A pod of Garlic with around 6-7 big pieces.
  • Oil for sauteing
  • ½ teaspoon of Mustard seeds or otherwise known as Kaduku
  • ¼ teaspoon of Fenugreek or otherwise know as methi or ouluva ( 20 pieces) More Fenugreek seeds will give a sour taste for the curry.
  • 2 or 3 pieces of Kudampuli or otherwise know Garcinia Cambogia.
  • 2 Heaped spoon teaspoon full of Kashmiri Chilli powder.
  • ¾ spoon of coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • One Small onion cut into fine pieces, ( Use of shallots or kochuli will give it the proper taste.
  • For marinating fish
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper powder
  • 2 pinches of Turmeric powder
Instructions
Pre-preparation
  1. Make a paste of Salt, pepper powder and Turmeric powder which is listed in "For marinating fish" heading in the list of Ingredients.
  2. Keep it aside for marinating in a refrigerator for minimum 2 hours before cooking. Proper marination will help the fish flesh become tender and gives proper flavor
  3. In half cup of water add the kudampuli and let it soak for half an hour.
  4. Before the preparation,take a small bowl and make a paste of Chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with enough water.
Prepration
  1. Prepare Ginger and Garlic paste user a mortar and pin or using a mixer grinder.
  2. In a pan add enough oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add fenugreek seeds into it and saute it till it becomes slightly dark. Add few curry leaves for a better taste at this point.
  3. Toss onion into it and saute for a while till the onion become translucent and properly cooked.
  4. Add Ginger and garlic into the pan and saute for few minutes till the raw smell of the same is away.
  5. Add the pre-prepared paste of Chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder into the above pan and fry it for few minutes in low flame till the mixture slightly darkens or start to change its color.
  6. Add enough water so that the fish pieces can be properly immersed in the above mixture and boil.
  7. Once it is boiled, add the fish pieces into it and close with a lid
  8. Let the fish cook properly in low flame. Add enough water so that fish pieces can be cooked properly.
  9. Once cooked flesh will be soft and edible.
  10. Switch off the flame and add curry leaves into it. Let fish curry rest for a while so that the fish flesh will get a spicy flavor
  11. In olden days fish curry is prepared a day in advance so that the fish gets the proper spicy flavor and taste.
  12. If you like the taste of Coconut oil, use it for sauteing. Kerala fish curry taste best if prepared with coconut oil.

 

Below is the step by step  Method to prepare Kerala fish curry with pictures

1)Make fishes in to pieces of proper size, cleaned.

Fish Pieces for Kerala Fish curry

Fish Pieces for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Marinate the fish pieces  using the Salt, turmeric and pepper powder of for some time.

Marinate the fishes for Kerala Fish curry

Marinate the fishes for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Slice onions, Crush Ginger and Garlic.

Ginger-Garlic-onion for Kerala Fish curry

Ginger-Garlic-onion for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare a paste of Spice mix for Fish curry

Spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

Spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Splutter mustard seeds,Fenugreek, saute Onion then Ginger and Garlic.

onion saute

onion saute

Add  spice mix and saute.

cooked Spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

cooked Spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add enough water,boil and cook fish in the gravy.

Fish in spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

Fish in spice mix for Kerala Fish curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once cooked garnish with Curry leaves and serve.

Fish curry with curry leaves

Fish curry with curry leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Related recipes you might be interested

  • bengali_fish_curryBengali Fish curry (Authentic) West Bengal is the land of bhaat(Rice) and maach(Fish) (Bengali Fish curry ). These two dishes are a staple in almost every Bengali household. Bengal is blessed with a number of rivers and […]
  • Dal Curry – Kerala style | Nadan Kerala Parippu CurryDal Curry – Kerala style | Nadan Kerala Parippu Curry Any Kearla sadhya is incomplete without a dal. It is a sumptuous spread of  rice along with more than 15  vegetable dishes  and  a variety of payasams. In a typical sadhya  rice is divided […]
  • Mutton Yakhni PulaoMutton Yakhni Pulao The Yakhni of Yakhni Pulao is the mutton broth made of yoghurt and saffron. Yakhni pulao is belive to be originates in Persia. This is belived to brought to india during the reign of […]
  • Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe | Paneer chilliChilli Paneer Dry Recipe | Paneer chilli Chilli paneer is a chinese food which is tasty and is served as a starter also.It is a street food you may find in many parts of India. This is my favorite vegetarian starter and I order […]
  • Chambakka Pickle | How to make Chambakka PickleChambakka Pickle | How to make Chambakka Pickle Chambakka is abundant during summer. You can make chambakka Jam, Chambakka wine or Chambakka pickle. Here is my mother recipe for Chambakka pickle.  Chambakka, a bell shaped fruit is also […]
  • Ambazhanga PickleAmbazhanga Pickle Ambazhanga Pickle is a typical Kerala pickle dish. I remember that Ambazhanga is abundant during summers and Ambazhanga pickle preparation is normally done during those summer vacation. I […]
  • Chicken stewChicken Stew Kerala style Chicken Stew is an easy recipe that makes for a good side dish with Appam, palappam or Pathiri which is a popular breakfast fare in Kerala. Chicken and potatoes simmered in coconut […]
  • Fish Curry with Ground Coconut - yummyrecipes.oneshot.inFish Curry with Ground Coconut  Thenga Aracha Meen Curry (Kerala style) Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: ¾ kg fish steaks on the bone. – King Fish is a good option for this curry 2 pieces of Fish Tamarind /Coccum/ […]
  • pavakka thoran bittergourd thoranBitter Gourd Thoran | Pavakka Thoran Thoran ( Bitter Gourd Thoran )is  traditional preparation of finely chopped vegetable in  spices and grated coconut. For the preparation of Bitter Gourd thoran very less oil is used  so is […]
  • crab roastCrab Roast Kallu Shappu Style or Toddy Shop style Serving size of Crab Roast recipe: 4-6 Ingredients to prepare Crab Roast Crab - One Kilo around 6 Crabs Chilly powder - 4 Teaspoon Coriander Powder - 4 Teaspoon Garlic pods […]
  • Punjabi Dhaba Style Dal recipe | Step by Step instructionsPunjabi Dhaba Style Dal recipe | Step by Step instructions While traveling from Saharanpur to Chandigarh, a while after the boarder of UP and Punjab, you will come across the Punjabi Vaishnav dhaba. During our trip to Shimla, we stopped there and […]
  • Egg Roast | How to make easy Egg RoastEgg Roast | How to make easy Egg Roast An easy recipe to prepare so that work can be easy. Serve Egg Roast with Appam, pathiri,chappati, iddiyappam , puttu or orotti. This recipe takes less time to prepare so as come under the […]

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,