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Chettinadu Fish Curry Without Coconut/Chettinadu Meen kulambu Without Coconut

IMG_0557This is an easy and tasty Chettinadu fish curry without coconut. The taste will be very nice and it goes well with rice, idli and dosa. The recipe is as follows

Preparation Time: 20minutes

Cooking Time: 30minutes

Ingredients:

  • Any Fish -1/2kg
  • Big Onion -2+1
  • Tomato -1+1
  • Mustard seeds/Kadugu -1tsp
  • Fennel seeds/Sombu/Perunjeerakam -1tblsp
  • Garlic -5 pods
  • Red chilli powder/Milagai thool -1tblsp or as required
  • Coriander powder/Malli thool -2tblsp
  • Turmeric powder/Manjal thool -1tsp
  • Tamarind juice -1/2cup (Soak a lemon sized tamarind in hot water and extract the juice)
  • Curry leaves –A spring
  • Coriander leaves -A spring
  • Salt -1tblsp or as required
  • Oil -2tblsp+1tblsp

Preparation:

  • Chop garlic, onion and tomato
  • Soak a lemon sized tamarind in hot water and extract the juice

Procedure:

  • Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan
  • Add sombu and after it crackles, add garlic, one onion finely chopped and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color
  • Then add one tomato chopped finely and fry well till it becomes soft and the raw smell goes away
  • Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric power and mix well
  • Grind this in a mixer to a smooth masala by adding water
  • Pour 2tblsp oil in a pan
  • After oil gets heated add mustard seeds and after it crackles add two onion chopped finely, curry leaves and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color
  • Then add one tomato chopped finely and fry till it becomes soft and the raw smell goes away
  • Then add tamarind water, salt and boil for 5minutes
  • Then add the grounded masala and mix well and add water and boil well
  • Then add fish and boil well till it reaches a kulambu consistency
  • Then add coriander leaves and switch off the flame
  • Chettinadu Fish Curry with Coconut is now ready!!!

Step by Step Procedure:

Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan. Add sombu and fry

IMG_0539After it crackles, add garlic, one onion finely chopped and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color

IMG_0541Then add one tomato chopped finely and fry well till it becomes soft and the raw smell goes away

IMG_0542Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric power and mix well.Grind this in a mixer to a smooth masala by adding water

IMG_0543Pour 2tblsp oil in a pan. After oil gets heated add mustard seeds and after it crackles add two onion chopped finely, curry leaves and fry till onion becomes golden brown in color

IMG_0545Then add one tomato chopped finely and fry till it becomes soft and the raw smell goes away

IMG_0546Then add tamarind water, salt and boil for 5minutes

IMG_0547Then add the grounded masala and mix well and add water and boil well

IMG_0548Then add fish and boil well till it reaches a curry consistency

IMG_0549Then add coriander leaves and switch off the flame

IMG_0556Chettinadu Fish Curry with Coconut is now ready!!!

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