05 August 2009

Meen (Fish) Curry

Thanks to my dearest Lakshmi for this delicious, authentic Kerala treat!

Tilapia- 3 fillets cut into approximately 9 pieces
3 green chillies
2" piece of ginger (finely chopped)
1 tsp chilli pwdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pwdr
1 tsp coriander pwdr
2 pieces kokum
8 curry leaves
1 small red onion
1 smal cup coconut milk
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 cups water
salt to taste

Take 3 cups water in a medium size pot and add green chillies, cut ginger, chilli pwdr, turmeric, coriander, kokum, and salt into the water. When water starts to boil, drop pieces of fish into it and cook the fish till cooked. At this time, add 1 cup of thick coconut milk into the curry and reduce the flame to low. In a separate frying pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add curry leaves and finely chopped onion. Fry till brown, and add this into the simmering coconut milk fish curry. Allow one final boil of all the ingredients together.

Best enjoyed with white rice, South Indian papad and pickle!

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