The misfortunes that have befallen on some friends and relatives really pulls me back from blogging...
Let's pray to God to give them strength to suffer...
I can see some frowned faces when seeing a fish curry prepared with dal. Had seen the same when published a chicken curry with dal long back.. With dal, chicken or fish or any thing, tastes great, no doubt!
fish fillets 6 Used king fish
dal / parippu 3/4 cup used masoor dal
kudampuli / Gamboge 3 small pieces / as per taste
tomato 1 big ripe
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
red chilly powder 2 tsp
Crush together in a mortar,
small onions / shallots 6
garlic cloves 3 big
ginger 1" piece
green chillies 4
For the seasoning,
fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
mustard seeds 1 tsp
curry leaves stalks 2 or 3
How I prepared it,
Cook dal in enough water with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
Keep it aside.
Cut tomato into big pieces.
Soak kudampuli (or use enough tamarind pulp) in water for some time.
In a pan put the crushed ingredients with tomato ,kudampuli, 1/4 tsp turmeric and red chilly powder.
Pour enough water to cook, approximately 2 cups or more.
Add salt, allow to cook until the onion and garlic are cooked.
Put fish fillets and cook.
When the fish pieces are half cooked add previously cooked dal into it.
Mix and let it cook again until the fish pieces are done.
Adjust the sourness according to your taste.
When oil separates on top remove from fire.
Heat oil, add fenugreek seeds.
When it changes color add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Put curry leaves stalks mix and pour to the curry.