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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.

 

Prawn Coconut Milk Curry

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Being a seafood lover, I and my family love prawns to the core. But there are sometimes, when I feel very lazy and think to finish the cooking fast, and in the same hand wanted the food to taste good, heavenly, and yum. Here is one such way of cooking where the cooking is made easy and finished earlier with a lovely texture, aroma and taste. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn coconut milk curry

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black lentil – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Coconut milk – 150 ml
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Prawn coconut milk curry –

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Chop the garlic into small pieces.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in kadai, add the chopped onions and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for few mins.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Remove it from fore, bring it room temperature and grind it to a fine paste by adding water.
  • Heat the leftover oil in the same kadai, add the mustard, split black lentil and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the garlic and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the prawns followed by salt and pour the ground masala with ½ cup of water, cover and cook for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Remove the lid and pour the coconut milk, cook for few mins or until the oil separates and floats on the top of the gravy.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any variety rice or steamed rice.

Paal Kari / Mutton Cooked in Coconut Milk

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Paal Kari is one of the most special dishes prepared in and around Tuticorin for Christmas. This goes out well with Coconut Milk rice, Toasted Bread, Hoppers /Appam. We induce Butter Beans to this curry, but I have induced Rajma / Red Kidney Beans. Let me share the recipe…

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Paal Kari / Lamb Cooked in Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • Mutton / Lamb – 250 gms
  • Butter beans / Overnight soaked Rajma – 20 gms
  • Onions – 200 gms
  • Potatoes – 150 gms
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel  seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon (1” inch stick) – 2 nos
  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Cloves – 5 nos
  • Star Anise –  2 nos
  • Ginger (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Garlic – 7 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp.

Making of Paal Kari / Lamb Cooked in coconut milk –

Preparation:

  • Clean the lamb/mutton pieces and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop half the quantity of onion and roughly chop the rest of the pieces.
  • Peel and roughly cube the potatoes to pieces.
  • Take the roughly chopped onions, ¾ tsp of cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and black peppercorns all together and coarsely crush them.
  • Bring 2 to 3 cups of water to boil in a pressure-cooker, add the mutton/lamb pieces, and all the crushed ingredients, and pressure-cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add cinnamon, cloves, star anise, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions, and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour the pressure-cooked mutton along with the beans and the stock.
  • Add salt, followed by the coconut milk, cover and cook until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top.

Serve hot with Coconut milk rice or Toast Bread.