Fish Curry with Eastern Kulambu masala


Tamilnadu style fish curry / meen kuzhambu recipe

  • 30 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 15 mins
  • Cook Time
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    500 g Fish

    1 Tamarind

    2-3 tbsp Eastern Kulambu Masala

    1/2 cup coconut

    1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

    4-5 pearl onion

    4 garlic

    1 tsp jeera

    3/4 tsp pepper

    1/2 tsp Fenugreek

    2 curry leaves

    2 tsp oil


    Ingredients for Tempering

    3 tsp oil

    1/2 tsp mustard

    1/2 tsp fenugreek

    4-5 tsp garlic

    1 tomato

    2 Green chilly

    2 curry leaves

    Kulambu Masala


  • 30 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 15 mins
  • Cook Time
  • 1Peel the Onion and Garlic, roughly chop them, fry them in a dry pan.. once they got shrieked from the heat, remove from the pan and set aside to cool completely.

    2Take Jeera, Pepper, Methi(vendhayam), Mustrad, fry them till they pop out, no need to add oil, just dry roast them.. and allow this cool along with the onion

    3Heat the pan with 2 tsp of oil, Add in the coconut and curry leaves

    4Now our POST HERO Eastern Masala Kulambu masala i generally added two tablespoons of masala

    5Add in the turmeric powder and fry them along with the coconut

    6Remove the coconut mix and allow this cool, roughly chop one medium sized tomato and fry them with a tsp of oil

    7Cook tomatoes till they turn mushy, cool up and grind the masala along with the mashed tomatoes.. you need to ground the masala to a very fine paste

    8Wash and clean the fish in running water

    9Add tamarind juice to the fish

    10add grounded masala & salt.. add some water if needed.Mix them up, start cooking it

    11once you see the gravy get to boil, put the flame to medium cover the pan with a id, allow this cook for 10-15 mins or till the gravy simmer to your consistency

    12Here is the Tempering ingredients, crush the garlic, chop the tomatoes slit and cut the green chillies.. if you want you can chop the curry leaves too

    13Heat a pan with oil, Pop up the mustard and methi seeds, fry the Crushed garlic, green chillies and Tomatoes

    14Tadaaa, transfer the tempering tot he fish curry.. all done

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    Recipe by Ms.Sujitha Ruban .

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