Kottayam Fish Curry

Spicy fish curry

Kottayam Fish Curry

Spicy fish curry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Pinky R

Published On: 14 Aug 2002

Rating: 4
27 Votes, 13 Reviews
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20 Minutes
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Heat about a quarter of a cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil in a frying pan until the oil is hot enough to break a few mustard seeds.

Step 2

Now add the chopped onions, few curry leaves and slit green chilies and fry.

Step 3

To this, add a mixture of turmeric, chilli powder and paprika powder in half a cup of water.

Step 4

When the oil begins to clear, add the remaining spices previously ground, half a cup of `puli water` and sufficient additional water to make enough gravy to cover all the fish pieces when cooking subsequently.

Step 5

Add salt as necessary.

Step 6

Cook until the gravy is thick and keep this aside.

Step 7

Next, take a large frying pan. Prepare a bed of curry leaves.

Step 8

Arrange the pieces of fish on this bed. Pour the previously prepared gravy over this. The pieces of fish should be completely covered.

Step 9

Add the remaining curry leaves and `PULI `pieces. Cover with a lid and cook slowly.

Step 10

:- Do not stir, if necessary you can lift the frying pan by its` handle and give it a gentle rotating or rocking motion during cooking to spread the gravy evenly.

Step 11

Stop cooking when the fish pieces are cooked sufficiently and the gravy is thick.

Step 12

:- This preparation is best after it sits for a day or two to allow time for the spices to get in to the fish. In the old days they used `CHATTIES` made of "MANNU" to keep the fish curry in .The curry got better as it stayed in the chatty for some reason.

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Ammu

Tooo tastyyy....great recipe....

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Seema Byju

I like it very nice

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sherna

i havent tried this yet,but sounds good...i was wondering what paprika is,and searched the net. it hink it is unakka mulaku(piriyan mulaku),is it pinky?

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vini

this is a really wonderful reciepe!! i tried it and it reminded me of my moms fish curry!! thanks a lot pinky! it was deelish!!! but i do have to ask you what paprika is.. i didnt use it.

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Abhi

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Sasikumar.R

Good one. In the visitor`s comments, Ms.Rani says that its not mentioned where & when Uluva/Methi Uluva has to be added. Please read carefully. In the 5th line, its mentioned to add when the oil clears,the remaining spices previously ground which includes Uluva also.

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Lovely Sajan

fantastic fish curry..

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mrs.George

very good recipe.It is not an average or it will not spoil your lunch.myself, my mother and gm make like this but w/o the green chillies. you have to adjust the spices and salt and puli a/c to your taste. suggestion: try using coconut oil and lace it with coc. oil after all done cooking and swirl the chatti around slowly so the oil gets mixed in.

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Anu

My family loved this fish curry .Thankyou very much.we all enjoyed it.

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Tinku K

Thanks a lot and wish you all the best.

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Anju

Its a great recepie to go with kappa vevichathu,reminds more of kottayam

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Bindu

I tried this recipe b/c I was craving fish curry like mom makes, and to my surprise it came out very close. It was a bit spicy, but I suppose one can adjust it to his/her own taste. But a very good recipe for a first time user.

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Ajith

Being a bachelore and all, I`ve really missed the fish curry my mom used to make. This recipe was just what I was looking for when I felt homesick and unable to call my mom up. :)

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