Fish varutharacha curry recipe
An every day fish curry made from small fish like mackerel, sardines and other sea fish
Ingredients for Fish varutharacha curry recipe
Mackerel or sardine - 1/2kg
Small onions - 100gm
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 6 cloves
Coconut - 1 cup
Tamarind 3 pieces or 1 lemon size
Chilli powder - 2tbsp
Coriander powder - 3tbsp
Pepper powder- 1tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1tsp
Coconut oil - 1Tbsp
How to make Fish varutharacha curry?
Cut the fish into small pieces of 1 inch thickness. Soak the tamarind in water. Marinate the fish with turmeric and salt and keep aside. Take a pan and add 1 tsp coconut oil. Add the scraped coconut and fry. When it is dry add the small onions and continue to fry. Fry till the coconut has a dark brown color. Take care not to burn it. Add the chilli and coriander powder and fry some more. Turn off the stove and add the garlic and ginger. Allow the mixture to cool. Grind to a fine paste in a mixie with water. Take a vessel, add the paste, tamarind and water. Bring to boil on a high flame. Add salt. Reduce the flame and add the fish pieces. Cook covered. After 5minutes add the pepper powder and cook uncovered on high flame for 3 minutes. Reduce the flame and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and the curry leaves. Give the vessel a turn and off the flame. Add the fenugreek powder, and keep covered on the ot stove for 10 minutes. Give the vessel a shake after that and keep covered.
1. Do not stir the curry with a spoon as the fish pieces will break. Just give the vessel a twist.
2. The curry has to sit in the prepared vessel for at least 45 minutes for the spices to combine.
This Recipe Submitted by :Sreedevi Pillai