Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nellai Meen Kulambu.

Nellai Meen Kulambu(Fish curry):

    1.Fish 3/4  Kg.
    2.Small onion 15 no.
    3. Big tomatoes 2.
    4.Ginger 1/2 inch, fresh Mango 1.
    5.Green chilly 4.
    6. Curry leaves.
    7.Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp.
    8.Chilly powder 2 tbsp.
    9.Coriander powder 4 tbsp.
   10.Tamarind Amla size(nellikai)
   11.Fresh coconut 8 tbsp.
   12.Cumin seeds 1 tbsp.
   13.Fennel seed 1 tbsp and Mustard seed 1 tbsp.
   14.Coriander Leaves.

   14.sesame oil 4 tbsp and 2 tbsp of  cooking oil.

           Make a paste:
                   coconut,Cumin seed ,2 small onion and 1/2 small tomato,ginger.

1.Soak the tamarind in a warm water.Cut the onion and tomato in to small pieces.
2.Clean the fish and mix  it with little turmeric and  salt.
3. Heat the oil in  a large pan and put the fennel seed and mustard seed.
4. Add the curry leaves.
5. Add finely chopped small onion and fry  till  it becomes golden brown in colour.
     and  add chopped tomato in, add very little salt because it helps tomato to cook fast
6.Put the green chillies in and put the turmeric, and close it with a lid and cook for 1 minute.
7.Then add all the dry powder and mix it well and pour the tamarind juice.
8.Add enough amount of water and cook for 2 min.
9.Taste & check the gravy until the masala is fully cooked.  (No raw taste of the masala!).
10.Mix coconut paste in,add enough amount of water and finally add the fish one by one .
11. If u want thick curry cooked it for more time.
12.Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
      Nellai meen kulambu(fish curry ) is ready!
        It goes very well with Rice,Idly,Dosa, Idiyappam and Appam.



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