Monday, January 20, 2014

Spicy Fish Curry (Cooked in a Chatti)

Hello Friends,

This is a spicy and aromatic fish curry that you will definitely love.Fish curries has always been a must have for lunches in kerala. This simple and spicy fish curry cooked in a man chatti(earthen pot) is definitely a seafood lovers delight. This time when we went for our India vacation, I made sure we bought a chatti back with us.To be honest I was not sure if the chatti will reach back safely as its a very delicate pot.Luckily it reached safely and this is the first curry I tried in this pot. I must say,fish curries prepared in manchattis definitely increases the flavor and adds an authentic touch as well.
My favourite ingredient in this dish is kudampuli which adds a refreshing flavor to the dish.

Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves- 6

Fish- 2 lb
Onions- 1 medium
Tomato- 1
Chilli powder-2-3 tspn
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves- 1 stem
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tspn
Kudam puli(Cocum) - 3
Coconut oil- 2 tblspn
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:
Heat oil in a manchatti. Add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves into it.When they splutter add the onions and tomato into it.
When the onions are cooked, add salt , ginger garlic paste and chilli powder and cook for 10 minutes in medium flame.
Add kudampulli and less than half cup of water to the chatti .When the mixture starts boiling add the fish pieces into it.Close with a lid and cook for around 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot with rice, appam or tapioca.


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