Kappa Meen Curry (Fish Curry)

A delicious blend of traditional kappa / tapioca / yuca with meen curry (fish curry)

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood
30 min
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Kappa Meen Curry (Fish Curry)

A delicious blend of traditional kappa / tapioca / yuca with meen curry (fish curry)

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Kappa Meen Curry (Fish Curry)


Ingredients for preparing Kappa Puzhukku:
Tapioca(Kappa) – 500 gm
(chop into small pieces)
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Cunin seeds(Jeerakam) – ½ tsp
Garlic pods – 3 nos
Ingredients for preparing Meen Curry (fish curry):
King Fish - 1 kg
Fenugreek(Uluva/Methi) - 1/2 tsp
Red onions(Kunjulli) - 4 nos(sliced)
Garlic pod - 6 cloves(crushed)
Kukum star(Kudam Puli) - 4 pieces(soaked in water)
Split green chilies - 6 nos
Paprika - 1 tbsp


Step 1. Cook tapioca pieces along with salt in a pressure cooker, till it is done.
Step 2. Drain off the excess water.
Step 3. Grind together grated coconut, red chillies, garlic, curry leaves and turmeric powder along with a little water into a coarse form.
Step 4. Heat oil in a pan.
Step 5. Add cooked tapioca pieces and the coconut mixture and allow it to cook.
Step 6. Stir well, till all the water gets evaporated and it becomes dry.
Step 7. Preparation of Meen Curry:
For preparing gravy:
1)Crush onion, green chilly and ginger. Heat about a quarter of a cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil in a frying a pan.
Step 8. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add cumin seeds, chopped onions, few curry leaves and ground paste.
Step 9. Add a mixture of turmeric, chilly powder and paprika powder in half a cup of water and allow it to cook.
Step 10. When the oil begins to clear, add the remaining spices previously ground, half a cup of `tamarind pulp` and sufficient additional water to make enough gravy to cover all the fish pieces when cooking subsequently.
Step 11. Add salt and cook until the gravy is thick. Keep this aside.
Step 12. For cooking the fish in the gravy:
1)Take a fairly large frying pan.
Step 13. Prepare a bed of curry leaves.
Step 14. Arrange the pieces of fish on this bed.
Step 15. Pour the previously prepared gravy over this. The pieces of fish should be completely covered.
Step 16. Add the remaining curry leaves and kukum star pieces. Cover with a lid and cook slowly. Do not stir.

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