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Fish Curry / Sankara Meen Kulambu in MannPaanai

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Already I have shared a red snapper fish curry without coconut and now this time it’s going to be with freshly grounded coconut. This curry tastes completely different than the one with coconut, also I have prepared it in earthen ware, because when it’s fish curry it would be prepared in earthen ware most commonly, as it tastes delicious. Also, commonly there is a term called “Meenkulambum MaanPanaiyum” means fish curry and earthen ware. Let me share the recipe, I forgot take step by step pictures and so kindly check out our video…

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Red Snapper Fish curry / Sankara Meen Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Red Snapper / Sankara Meen – 4 nos / ½ kg (medium size)
  • Onions / Vengayam – 2 nos
  • Tomato / Thakkali – 1 no
  • Tamarind / Puli – a lemon size ball
  • Grated coconut or Coconut pieces / Thengai – a handful / 30 gms
  • Chilli powder / Vathal podi – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder / Malli podi – 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds / /Kadugu – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek / Vendhayam – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1 tbsp + ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves / Karuvepillai – a string / oru kothu
  • Salt to taste / Uppu
  • Coconut oil / Thengai yennai – 3 tbsp

Making of Red snapper fish curry / Sankara Meen Kulambu –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes to pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Soak tamarind in a cup of water for 20 mins.
  • Grind the coconut and 1 tbsp of cumin seeds to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in an earthenware kadai, add the mustard, cumin seeds, fenugreek and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until the turn mushy.
  • Add the spice powder (chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder) followed by salt and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Pour the ground coconut + cumin paste and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Prepare the Tamarind extract, pour the tamarind extract to the curry along with a cup of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Gently drop in the fish pieces, cover and cook until the fish is cooked.
  • Remove the lid, and cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice. Also it goes out well with dosa.

 

Chettinad Fish Curry – 2

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I have already shared few chettinad recipes and now this one is completely different as I have prepared with a handy masala, which was prepared by me and stored at home.

As we live a mechanical life, we want everything to be done fast, easy and simple. When it comes to chettinad dish, it sounds good with delicious flavor and wonderful aroma. When it comes to food, there is a specific time of cooking for each and every dish. I thought of preparing the chettinad masala in less time and so prepared Chettinad Masala. Later on prepared this fish curry using the masala, it was yummy, delicious and flavorful. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other seafood recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/seafood/ and check out this link for chettinad masala: https://madraasi.com/2016/03/18/chettinad-masala/.

Chettinad Fish Curry

Chettinad Fish Curry

Ingredients:

  • Sea Bass – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos (big)
  • Tomato – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chettinad Masala – 4 tsp
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek/Vendhayam/Methi seeds – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and slice the fish into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and tomato into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard, fenugreek, cumin seeds wait until they crackle.
  • Prepare Tamarind extract and keep it aside.
  • Add in the curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions, garlic and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add in chili powder, 2 tsp of chettinad masala, salt and turmeric powder, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water along with the tamarind extract, cover and allow it to boil.
  • Drop the fish pieces gently one by one, when it’s starts boiling.
  • Sprinkle 2 tsp of chettinad masala, salt if needed, cover and cook until the fish is done.
  • Remove the lid and keep in medium flame until the curry thickens.
  • Now keep in low flame, until the oil floats on the top of the curry.

Serve hot. Goes out well with steamed rice and spinach stir-fry or mashed spinach.

Garlic Fish Curry / Poondu Meen Kulambu

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Fish curry is delicious in Tamil cuisine, with mild tanginess and spiciness. I have shared few fish curries but this one is little different than all the others, since I have induced garlic and small / pearl onions. Pearl onions and garlic has their own taste and when combined with this curry gives a delicious taste and attractive color.

Garlic Fish Curry / Poondu Meen Kulambu had mild tanginess, spiciness and little sweetness. I have used Seer Fish / Vanjaram Meen, you can also use king fish (fish with less bones goes out well for this curry).

Health benefits of Seer Fish: Seer fish / Vanjaram Meen are very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which helps keep arteries open and allow blood flow smoothly. Also Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory effects which helps in sinus, osteoporosis and arthritis.

How to select the best Seer Fish: The fish should have dark flesh or muscle, also the color of the fish indicates the oil content in the fish. Always go for a fat Seer fish which has less fat whereas the lean and pale fish has lots of fat.

Do check out my other Seafood recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/seafood/.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Seer Fish / Vanjaram Meen – ½ kg
  • Pearl Onions / Small Onions – 25 nos
  • Garlic – 1 ½ pods (medium sized)
  • Green chilies – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 ½ nos
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Clean and chop the fish into slices and marinate them with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder, salt and ½ tsp of lemon juice for about 20 mins.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic.
  • Chop the tomatoes into fine pieces and slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Prepare Tamarind extract.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard and cumin seeds along with curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the finely chopped onion, garlic and green chilies, cook for few mins until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook for few mins until they turn mushy.
  • Add all the leftover spice powders and cook for few mins, until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the tamarind extract, cover and let it boil.
  • Pour in the coconut milk, cover and let it boil for few mins until the raw smell goes off.
  • Drop the fish pieces gently in to the curry, cover and cook until the fish is 90 % cooked.
  • Remove the lid, keep in low flame and cook until the curry thickens and the oil floats on the top of the curry.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, cover with lid, and remove the lid only before serving.

Serve hot with steamed rice for lunch.