Monday, April 4, 2011

Hyderabadi Fish Curry and more awards

hyderabadi fish

As I was expecting some guests today from India , I thought of making this wonderful and authentic fish curry recipe from the royal kitchen of Hyderabad . This cuisine prepared with exotic spices is quite popular in South India . Although there are different versions of this fish curry recipe , I have prepared the one that suits my palate adding some ingredients of mine .  

Preparation time : 10 to 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 5

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb King Fish, Cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 8 to 10 whole black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 4 almonds, soaked in water
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Oil / Ghee 

hyderabadi fish curry

Preparation :
  • Wash the fish thoroughly and cut into 1" pieces. Marinate the fish pieces with salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Soak saffron in warm milk and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the poppy, cumin, coriander, fennel and pepper seeds, add in a blender with chopped onion, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tsp turmeric, kashmiri chili powder, almonds with 1/4 cup water and blend well to a fine paste.
  • Heat  2 tbsp oil /ghee in a non stick skillet and shallow fry the fish on both sides till it attains a golden brown color on both sides.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil/ghee , add the bay leaves and the spice paste and fry well on medium heat till it is brown and aromatic and the raw smell of the spices vanish . Add the yogurt whilst stirring on low heat and keep stirring till the ghee/oil leaves the side of the pan.
  • Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil , next add the fish pieces ,  salt and cook covered for 10 to 12 minutes on low heat. Next stir in the saffron milk and chopped coriander leaves , cover and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until all the flavors blend in well. 
  •  I have used coriander leaves and boiled eggs to garnish. Serve hot with Rice or Paratha. 

spicy hyderabadi fish

I'm sending this Recipe for the event Treat to Eyes : Series 2

treat to eyes

also sending Recipe for event Hearth and Soul

hearth and soul

Now coming to some beautiful Awards that I received from my fellow blogger friends ! It's always so exciting to receive awards from your friends! I'm so so happy !

This is a "Participation award" that I received  for participating in Food Palate Series : Brown . Check out for her next exciting event Food Palate Series : Pink


Raksha of Raksha's Kitchen has been so sweet to pass on this award Galore to me. Thanks a ton Raksha for remembering me and for your continued support!  She has a wonderful blog with so many unique and interesting recipes. 

Here is my Award Galore :







I wish her all the very Best ! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my fellow blogger friends for visiting my blog and inspiring me with their lovely comments and  continuous support :-)

Now I would love to share this beautiful award Galore to 15 of my Blogger friends. 

Now coming to the Rules :
1.Accept the award. Post it in your blog with the name of the blogger who has given u this award with a link to his/her blog.
2.Pass it on to 15 other blogger friends…. to keep the ball rolling.
3.Let the nominated blogger know about their award [leave a comment in their most recent post].

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  1. I like the addition of yogurt in the curry haven't put yogurt before
    congrats on the well deserved awards it is so exciting to receive awards thank you for sharing will post in my awards page
    thank you also for posting the award for participating

  2. love ur blog for all the fish recipes!...hyderabadi fish also looks awesome1...congrats on ur awards!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  3. I am so honored you would list me among these fabulous foodie, much appreciated and your fish posts are marvelous! thank you so much for your wonderful support!

  4. Congrats on all the awards and thank you for sharing them with me!

  5. Congrats on those well deserved awards dear. Hyderabadi cuisines are always classic. Like the way you prepared it to get that royal touch....must try this after lent inviting picture.

  6. Thanks for visiting my place, A blog just for fish :) Gosh I need to dig all ur recipes now! Love the fish curry !
    Congrats on ur awards!

  7. This looks so good. When I make fish curry I just grab the Jamaican curry spice from my pantry. FAIL. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

    And congrats on the well deserved awards!

  8. Congrats dear on ur wards and wish u many more !! Thanks for sharing them with me !! Fish curry looks so delicious and very colorful !!

  9. recipe looks absolutely rich and yummy....Congrats on all the awards...well deserved..

  10. Many congrats Sonali on all the wonderful awards...

    This is one yummy fish curry recipe...the gravy is simply superb...

  11. What a yummy looking recipe, and with the added bonus of the eggs!! Congradulations on all your wonderful awards!!!

  12. Mmmm....Spicy fish curry! Looks very delicious and nice! Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing with me!!

  13. Congrats on all your really deserved each one of your blog and recipes!Keep up the good work..

  14. This fish gravy looks simply superb.Love the way you fried the fish and then added to the gravy.Congrats on the well deserved awards and thanks for sharing Sonali.

  15. Thats an extremely rich and flavourful fish curry to try..Very to check.thanks

  16. Congrats on your awards !! Fish curry looks super !!!

  17. Congrats n your awards and love the curry ...adding egg is wonderful

  18. Lovely fish curry looks so authentic and nice,congats on ur awards and thanks for sharing it with me:)

  19. now I know what are the additional ingredients to spice up the fish curry, some which I was not aware of.

    Delicious and yummy for sure.

  20. im bookmarking this to try the next time i get hold of some king fish

  21. Delicious fish a curry! Love the use of spices!

  22. Omg, simply irresistible fish curry...salivating!!

    Congrats on ur awards..

  23. what a great way to serve fish. I'm always looking for new ideas.

  24. Congrats on your awards curry looks awesome,lovely presentation.

  25. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..congrats on ur award...

  26. Congratulations on your well-deserved award. This dish sounds wonderful and it has terrific eye appeal. I'll wager it is also delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  27. Hyderabadi cuisine is famous for its rich spicy taste and thanks for sharing this awesome fish curry...really sounds delicious n tempting...great clicks ...!
    congrats on all your well deserved awards..
    Tasty Appetite

  28. Congrats on your awards.Thats one lovely curry thank you dear for sharing.

  29. Thats yummy looking curry and congrats dear on all ur awards... u deserve lot many more for such a lovely blog

  30. congrats on ur award curry looks delicious

  31. Love all your fish recipes... Congrats on your awards !!
    Bhalo Khabo

  32. Looks dleicious fish curry. congrats on your awards. Thanks for sharing with Hearth Soul Blog hop.

  33. Congratulations on your awards!
    The fish curry looks so flavoursome and delicious! I love it.

  34. Congrates on ur awards!!!yummy fish recipe....

  35. mouthwatering dish..I love fish marking this

  36. That looks awesome curry and very delicious:)

  37. mouthwatering! its dinner time wish i could dig into the screen!

  38. This sounds rich and delicious- loved the combo of spices you used!

    US Masala

  39. That curry is fabulous! I love that kind of dish and adore fish.

    Congrats on the awards.



  40. Congrats on your awards Sonali!

    You know what? The last award is my photo and I gave that award to some of my fellow bloggers in tamil. Happy to see that floating around in the blogsphere!:) :)

  41. thanks so so much to all of you for liking this dish !

  42. Hyderabadi Fish curry looks really amazing, creamy and tasty...
    Congratulations on your award...well deserved one:)

  43. jerk fish is very healthy,Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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