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spicy south indian fish curry

Passport & Plate - andhra koramenu pulusu (spanish mackerel curry)

India | Sunday, 23 February 2014 | 5 photos


Ingredients
7-8 fish fillets (mackarel)
1 cup finely chopped onions
4 slit green chillies
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
10-12 curry leaves
1 big lemon-sized tamarind pulp (soak tamarind in 1 1/2 cup of warm water and extract thick juice)
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves (optional)
salt to taste
1/2 cup oil

Tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek)

 

How to prepare this recipe
Heat oil in a wide vessel and add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.Add the methi seeds and let it brown.Add the curry leaves and stir for a few seconds.
Add the chopped onions and fry on medium heat till the onions turn transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 3 mts. Add the turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, red chilli pwd and salt and fry for a minute. Add the tamarind extract and bring it to boil.
Now carefully place the fish pieces in the vessel and cook covered for 3 mts. Add the green chillis. Turn the fish pieces over and cook. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 mts. Let the sauce thicken and till the oil separates or leaves. Adjust salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

 

The story behind this recipe
im a sea food freak. my mom is best in making sea food varieties. this curry is my favorite and i want to learn it. so i said her to teach me, on a festival day i started to prepare this dish for my family along with help of mom. i done everything what my mother told me started from cleaning fish to end of garnishing it. it smells awesome. and the dish was ready. i served to my family members they all ate it and appreciated for my work. but when i ate it i realize that its too salty, and i couldn't ate more than 2-3 spoons. but every one ate it as not to disappoint me and my hard work. that incident is an example to show me that how much they love me. after that in the next weekend i have taken a good care and prepared the same curry along with the fish fry. this time i came perfect and delicious. i still remember the curry which i spoiled and they affection they showed one me while eating salty food.im so great full to love of my family.

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