Fish kuzhambu, meen kuzhambu, fish curry
My family likes fish kuzhambu a lot. I try to make a variety of South Indian fish kuzhambu recipes. This kuzhambu tastes well when the tamarind juice blends well with the coconut. For those who do not like the coconut flavor, do not worry. The tamarind paste will overcome the coconut flavor, and I am sure you would not be able to find the coconut flavor unless or otherwise someone tells you.
I learned this recipe from my close friend and wanted to share the recipe here. Definitely, a must try dish for those who love fish kuzhambu.
Preparation time. 10 minutes
Cook time. 20 minutes
Recipe category. indian
Recipe cuisine. main
Fish – 1/2 to 1 kg
Onion (chopped) – 1 no.
Tomato (chopped) – 1 no.
Coconut – 1/4
Tamarind juice – 1 to 1.5 cups
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder – 2 tablespoon
Coriander powder/kothamalli thool – 4 tablespoon
Salt – as desired
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam – 1 teaspoon
Sesame oil/nallennai – 3 tablespoon
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Marinade fish using turmeric powder and salt. Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes. In a blender, add 3/4th of chopped onions, tomato, and coconut.2. Grind them to a fine paste. Now, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, and coriander powder to the ground paste. Grind it again.3. Then add tamarind juice to the ground paste and set it aside. In a pan, heat sesame oil. Add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. When fenugreek seeds turn golden brown, add onions and saute till the raw smell of onions go off. Add little salt.4. Then add the ground paste and boil well till the raw smell of the paste goes off. Boil for at least 15-20 minutes. Then add fish with some water. Cook the kuzhambu till the fish is cooked.Now, fish kuzhambu is ready!!!
- Apply 2 teaspoons of vinegar or 2 teaspoons of thick tamarind juice or even juice of half lemon on both the sides of the fish for few minutes. Then, wash the fish. This will help to clean the fish and remove the odor from the fish to a certain extent.
- Fish gets cooked faster so allow the kuzhambu to boil well. Add the fish pieces just before the kuzhambu is done and boil for 5 minutes.
- Add more water if the kuzhambu is thick and cook until the fish is cooked.
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