Kerala Fish Curry( Meen Mulakittathu -king fish):
I am so happy to post today’s recipe- Kerala Style Fish Curry/ Meen Mulakittathu!! This is one that recipe of my dad which is being frequently asked by our family and friends..if i am right,i have prepared the recipe or wrote the recipe a couple of times for many of them..and most of my cousins ask to prepare the same Meen Mulakittathu ,if they are visiting us for Lunch….from dad me too learnt this awesome recipe of Kerala fish curry…THANK YOU DAD:-)
and now all of them are following the same recipe !! So you guyz could imagine the taste of this Fish curry..?!!
Too easy to prepare with few ingredients..the curry tastes divine with rice!!its a great combination..if you love this dish, may be you will love Kerala Style Meen Pollichathu / Fish cooked in Banana Leaf !!
here’s the recipe:
grinding stone is the star of the recipe…
- king fish/any other fish-1/2 kg
- Garlic-6-8 cloves( thinly sliced )
- garlic-12-15 cloves( pasted finely )
- Ginger-1 small pc( thinly sliced )
- ginger-2 pcs( pasted )
- mustard -1/2 teaspoon & fenugreek seeds-1/4 teaspoon- crushed together in stone grinder
- Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
- fenugreek seeds-a pinch
- kashmiri chilly powder-2 spoon
- red chilly powder-1 1/2 spoon
- Coconut oil-2 spoonth
- Curry leaves-a small bunch
- water-1 small cup
- tomato paste-3 spoon
- gambooge /fish tamarind-5(cut to half )
How to make:
1)heat the mud pot(for better taste,mud pot is a must)..add oil and splutter fenugreek seeds well and later mustard seeds..
2)to this add the sliced Ginger & Garlic..let it become golden brown…
3)to this add the curry leaves and saute for a while..
4)later add all the crushed ingredients and saute for another couple of mins…
5)now add the red chilly powders and tomato paste..cook well till you get a thick red mixture..keep stirring for nearly 5 mins…
6)now to this add the water and blend all the ingredients together..when the curry starts bubbling,add the tamarind and fish..now reduce the flame to medium and cook well with the fish immersed well in the curry…
7)now place the rest of the curry leaves and close the pot tightly with lid and cook in low flame for 15 mins,,,
now comes the yummmmmmmy smelll!!!!
off the flame and give a nice stir without breaking the fish:-)
kerala fish curry is ready!! with less effort and fewer ingredients…
the curry would go well with tapioca too:-)(yummm……..)
i hope all would give a try to this easy fish recipe and njoy the typical kerala taste….