Friday, February 18, 2011

South Indian Fish curry with tamarind

south indian fish with tamarind

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4 -5

  • 1 lb. cat fish ,cut into 2 " pieces
  • 2 cups of tamarind juice 
  • 2 cup, chopped onion
  • 1 cup, chopped tomato
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder 
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • curry leaves : 4 to 5
  • 3 tsp oil
  • Salt, as required
  • sugar, 1/4 tsp

Preparation :
  • Cut and clean the fish thoroughly, cut into 2" pieces
  • Add the chili powder in tamarind juice, add salt, 1 tsp turmeric add green chilies, mix well. Keep aside.
  • Heat 3 tsp oil in a non stick skillet. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds  in the oil. When it starts to sputter, add the fenugreek seeds ; once you get a sweet and sour flavor and the seeds turn golden brown, add curry leaves and onion. Add a pinch of salt so that the onion gets cooked quickly. When onion turns golden brown, add tomato and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, cook for a minute.
  • Add the mixture of tamarind juice,leave it for a couple of minutes till the sauce is well cooked.(You should not get any smell of tamarind once properly cooked).Add a pinch of sugar while the sauce is simmering.
  • Add fish at the end, cook for another 10 minutes in medium flame.
  • Serve hot with rice.
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