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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fish and Butter Beans Korma/ Meen Butter Beans Kurma

Fish marinade ingredients
Fish( boned and cut into thick cubes)-500gms
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp

Kurma ingredients
Butter beans( Or any kind of dried beans cooked)-1/2cup( Optional)
Tomato large( chopped)-1
Coriander leaves-few
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp( +/- according to taste)
Salt to taste

Crush the below ingredients with mortar and pestle( can also be coarsely ground in grinder/ blender).
Onion large( chopped)-1
Green chilli-1 
Curry leaves-few

Masala paste-(grind the below ingredients to smooth paste by adding little water).
Shredded fresh Coconut-1/4cup
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Sombu/ Fennel powder-1tbsp
Cumin powder-1tsp

1.In a small bowl combine 1tsp red chilli powder, 1/4tsp turmeric powder, 1/2tsp salt and 2tbsp water, make a smooth paste and add the cubed fish pieces. Mix well with hand until the fish pieces are well coated with spice paste. Heat 3tbsp oil in a sauce pan, when oil is hot place the cubed fish pieces and cook for few seconds on both sides( fish pieces should be 3/4th cooked). Remove the fish pieces from the pan and set aside.( Fish pieces are 3/4th cooked so that they do not break into pieces when cooking in kurma gravy).

2.Heat 2tbsp oil in a sauce pan when hot add the crushed ingredients and saute for 3 mins or until onions turns brown. Add the butter beans( optional) and cook for few more mins. Now add the tomatoes, ground masala paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute until oil separates on the sides of pan. Add enough water for the gravy and bring to boil. Now add the 3/4th cooked fish pieces to the gravy and cook the gravy until thickens. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Fish kurma hot with rice or roti.

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