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Fish Curry / Sankara Meen Kulambu in MannPaanai


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


  • 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 –


  • 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.


Perfect Mutton (goat) Gravy for Biryani / Side dish for Mutton Briyani / Briyani Kulambu recipe


A perfect mutton gravy for Mutton Biryani, with very few ingredients which are available as default in all the Indian kitchens. A very easy, simple, less time consuming and finger licking gravy which goes out well with biryani, pulav, Idly, Dosa and Idiyappam. You can adjust the spice level, if you want it to be spicier. Let me share the recipe…

Mutton Gravy for Biryani

Mutton Gravy for Biryani


  • Mutton – ½ kg
  • Onion – 3 nos
  • Ginger (1 “inch pieces) – 1 no
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Flavored Spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise) – Each 2 pieces
  • Chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Mutton Gravy –


  • Clean the mutton pieces, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomato, keep it aside.
  • Crush the ginger-garlic using mortar and pestle. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the flavored spices, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the crushed ginger-garlic, onions and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the mutton pieces followed by salt and cook for 5 mins or until the mutton gets blend well with masala.
  • Pour a cup of water and pressure-cook for 5 to 6 whistles or until the mutton cooked.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides, cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and reaches the gravy consistency.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Do check out my Biryani collections and chicken gravy for biryani

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