Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan

Unakka Manthal Koottan is a semi gravy dish that goes well with rice. It is primarily a very flavourful and delectable dish with Coconut and a blend of Spices. They are then seasoned with the Traditional Seasoning. The soaked fish is made into pieces and added to the coconut grinded mixture and tamarind water and cooked. Then it is seasoned with mustard, shallots. It is the Koottaan that renders the Rice a taste and smell.

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Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan

Unakka Manthal Koottan is a semi gravy dish that goes well with rice. It is primarily a very flavourful and delectable dish with Coconut and a blend of Spices. They are then seasoned with the Traditional Seasoning. The soaked fish is made into pieces and added to the coconut grinded mixture and tamarind water and cooked. Then it is seasoned with mustard, shallots. It is the Koottaan that renders the Rice a taste and smell.

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 30 Jul 2018

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30 Minutes
Served : 2
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Ingredients

  • Unakka Maanthal/Nangu Fish - 250 Gms.
    (Soak the Fish for about an hour)
    Red Chilli Powder - 4 Tspns.
    Grated Coconut - ½ Cup
    Coriander Powder - 5 Tspns.
    Turmeric Powder - 2 Tspns.
    Salt - To taste
    Chopped Green Chilli - 6 Pcs.
    Curry leaves - As required
    Chopped Ginger - 10 Pcs.
    Chopped Onion - 15 Pcs.
    Tamarind Syrup - As required
    Chopped Shallots/Onion - 2 Tspns.
    Coconut/Refined Oil - 3 Tspns.

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 1

Remove the head portion and skin of the soaked fish, wash and cut into pieces as shown in above pictures and keep the pieces separately.

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Step 2 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 2

Heat the frying pan/Cheenachatti and roast the grated Coconut and some Curry leaves. When colour of the Coconut turns into golden, add the Coriander powder and Red Chilli powder and stir it well, after 2 – 3 minutes, put off the stove and allow to cool the mix.

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Step 3 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 3

Grind the Mix along with some water and change it into a cooking vessel.

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Step 4 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 4

Add the chopped Onion, Ginger and Green Chilli into this grinded ingredients along wth Turmeric Powder, Tamarind syrup and required quantity of Salt and Water and boil the mix for about 10 minutes in medium flame.

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Step 5 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 5

After about ten minutes add the Fish pieces into this boiled gravy and cook the Fish properly.

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Step 6 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 6

Heat Oil in a Frying pan/Cheenachatti and add the chopped Shallots/Onion and some Curry leaves into this hot oil and stir it. When colour of this Shallots/Onion turns into golden/brown add it into the already cooked Fish koottaan.

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Step 7 Unakka Maanthal /Nangu Fish (Dried Sole) Koottaan Recipe

Step 7

Unakka Maanthal/Nangu Fish (dried Sole) koottaan is ready. This koottaan can serve along with cooked Rice/Tapioca etc.

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