Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Red Spicy Tamarind Fish Curry

Spicy and sour fish curry. Malabar special, easily prepared with limited ingredients. Love to have it with rice,dosa,puttu.



  1. Fish- 10 pieces
  2. Onion- 1 large
  3. Ginger- 1 inch piece
  4. Garlic- 3 pods
  5. Red chilly powder- 2 1/2 tablespoon
  6. Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric powder- a pinch
  8. Salt-2 teaspoon
  9. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Tamarind- 1 teaspoon/ 4 kodampuli(I used paste since only that is available here)
  11. Curry leaves- 10
  12. Oil-2 tablespoon
  1. Marinate the fish pieces with 2 teaspoon chilly powder and 1 teaspoon salt for 1/2  hr.
  2. Grind the garlic,ginger along with chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder to a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add the sliced onions and curry leaves and saute
  5. When they turn golden brown add the ground paste and fry for a min.
  6. Add 2 cups water,stir well on low flame.
  7. Add salt, tamarind paste, mix well.
  8. Cover and cook for a min.
  9. Add the fish pieces,cover and cook for 10 mins.
  10. Stir in between and cook till the gravy thickens.

Move to a serving bowl. Have it with rice/dosa.

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