21 Feb 2008
This is the fish curry which I always suggest to make whenever umma prepares pathiri. The thick gravy seasoned with curry leaves and chopped shallots is really great with other breakfast dishes like kaipathiri,appam, puttu , pola , dosa and idli too..You can use tamarind / puli or kudampuli instead of mangoes but I prefer preparing this with mangoes. Now it is mango season and I am waiting for some moovandan manga (mango trees that started to give fruits in an age of three years) from home courtyard to prepare this curry. Fishes like puthiyappila kora (Sulthan Ibrahim here in UAE-in Malayalam puthiyappila means bridegroom), mathi / chala / sardines, Hammour, Kanambu are good for this type of preparation.
Fish 10 pieces
coconut grated 11/2 cups
mango 1 or 2 according to sourness
small onions 10
green chillies 3
turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
chilly powder 2 1/2 teaspoons or according to your taste
fennel seeds / perumjeerakam 1/4 teaspoon
curry leaves few
How to prepare
Grind coconut , 6 small onions, perumjeerakam and all the powders together using 1 cup or enough water. Pour this into a chatti / clay pot. Add 2 cups or more water according to the thickness. Add salt, chopped tomatoes and boil.
When the tomato pieces are half cooked add fish pieces and mango pieces.
If the fish takes only less time to cook, add mango pieces first, then later it is about 3/4 cooked, add fish pieces. Cook till the fish pieces are done.
Add slit green chillies after the fish is cooked. You can add it in the beginning also.
Chop the remaining small onions. Heat coconut oil, fry small onions and then curry leaves. Pour this over the curry.
This curry goes well with
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