December 7, 2019

Authentic South Indian Fish Kuzhambu - Moms special !!!


This fish kuzhambu is very quick to make with freshly ground spices and goes well with rice, idli/dosa or chapati.  This curry is chettinad based and without coconut.  It taste super good & loved it for the rich tangy taste.



Ingredients :
  1. 750 gms fish (can use Butter fish ,king fish,anchovy,salmon,catfish etc.Dont choose shell fishes for this preparation.)
  2. Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
  3. Water - 2 cups
  4. 3 Medium sized tomatoes
  5. Onion - 2 nos
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Chilly powder - 1 tsp (adjust as per ur spice level)
  8. Corriander powder - 1 tsp
  9. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  10. Garlic - 4 pods
  11. Black pepper - 1tsp
  12. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  13. Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  14. Fenugreek (methi seeds) - 1 tsp
  15. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  16. Salt to taste
  17. Oil - 3 tbsp
  18. Vadavam (Southindian spice ball) (optional)

Method :


1.  Apply turmeric powder and salt on fish, keep aside.

2.  Wash it properly after 5 minutes. 

3.  Grind together onion - 1 no, tomatoes, curry leaves, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, garlic pods, chilly powder, coriander powder & salt to taste to smooth paste.  Keep aside.

4.  Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds & fenugreek seeds.  

5.  Add finely chopped onion (1 no) & saut√©.

6.  Add grounded paste & cook for 5 mins.

7.  Add 2 cups of water, tamarind paste, sugar & salt to taste.  Cover & cook for 10 mins over medium flame.

8.  Add fish slices & cook for few more mins or until done.  Switch off the flame.

9.  In a separate pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, vadavam & curry leaves.  Add it to the fish kuzhambu.


 Enjoy!!!


Please check the below link for Homemade Tamarind paste :

YouTube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRs9Co-704g&t=7s

Recipe link : https://www.cookingwithswapna.com/2019/11/tamarind-paste-from-scratch-no-cooking.html

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