The cuisine of Kerala is renowned for its delectable fish and seafood delicacies, and Malayalis have a great enthusiasm and passion for fish curry. This dish is made with a unique ingredient “Kodumpuli” also called the Malabar tamarind. Though combination remains the same throughout Kerala, the recipe for fish curry differs in every household. This recipe corresponds to the style of preparation from Kottayam (a city in Kerala). Notoriously spiced with chilies, strongly flavored with kodampuli, and charmingly tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, the sauce is a wonderful mixture of hot,sour,pungent and salty. #indianfood #indianfoodblogger #southindianfood #fish #cleanfood #foodpic #eat #tasty #hungry #yum #eeeeeats #nomnom #foodpics #foodblogger #foodies #homemade #homecook #foodblog #healthyfood #foods #yummy #tastethisnext #foodlover #thekitchn #foodshare #beautifulcuisines #onmytable
Fish - 1 lb
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds/ Methi - 1/4 tsp
Shallots - 10 peeled and sliced thinly
Garlic,ginger finely chopped - 1.5 tbsp
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Curry leaves a big handful
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 4 tblspn
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seed Powder - a big pinch
Salt to taste
kodampuli/Kokum or Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblsp
* Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and fenugreek seeds and let them sizzle.
* Add in shallots, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Saute until it turns golden .
* Combine together kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder , fenugreek powder ,black pepper powder and few tbsp of water to form a thick paste. Keep aside.
* Reduce the flame to low,add the masala paste,saute for few minutes or until the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
* Now add in tamarind pulp and 1 to 1.5 cups of water. Add in salt and bring it to a boil.
* Once it reaches a boil, add in fish and mix well. Add in some curry leaves
* Cook this partially covered for 8 to 10 mins on medium high heat. Uncover and cook until the gravy turns thick
* Take it off the heat and add in a big pinch of fenugreek seed powder and pepper powder.
* Goes well with rice or tapioca(kappa) or puttu.