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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kilangan( Kizhanga) Meen Kuzhambu/ Tamilnadu Tamarind Fish Curry

This is simple and basic home style fish curry. With very few ingredients traditional South Indian fish curry is ready in minutes.
Meen Kuzhambu
Kilangan fish( or any small sized fish)- 500gms
Shallots( small onions)- 15nos
Garlic cloves- 6 to 8nos
Curry leaves few
Tomato( country tomatoes) medium- 1no
Tamarind lemon sized( soaked in water pulp extracted)- 1cup
Red Chilli powder- 1 1/2 to 2tsp
Coriander powder- 3 to 4tbsp
Gingelly oil( sesame oil)- 5tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Water- 1cup
Tamarind Fish Curry
Cut, clean the fishes into pieces and set aside. In a bowl combine tamarind extract, red chilli powder, coriander powder, required salt and water. Mix well to make thin gravy. Peel and finely chop onions and garlic cloves. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and curry leaves. Heat gingelly oil in a pan, when oil is hot add mustard seeds, when they crackle add the chopped onion, garlic, curry leaves and tomatoes. Saute everything for few mins and add the prepared tamarind gravy to the pan. Bring the curry to boil and simmer curry for 3 mins until curry slightly thickens. Reduce the flame and add the cleaned fish pieces to the curry. let the fish pieces cook in curry for 2 mins. Remove fish curry from heat. Serve hot Kizhangan fish curry with steamed rice and simple home style fish fry--Click for recipe.
Tamilnadu Fish Curry


Kavitha said...

Right now making your fish curry for smelling too good.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

very yummy and tasty fish curry:)