Yummy Typical Trivandrum Fish Curry Recipe

Typical Trivandrum recipe the way my mom makes it

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Yummy Typical Trivandrum Fish Curry Recipe

Typical Trivandrum recipe the way my mom makes it

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Spicy Treats

Published On: 12 Apr 2010

Rating: 4
17 Votes, 3 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Clean fish well and remove scales etc and cut into small pieces.

Step 2

Take a small frying pan and on a slow flame, dry roast the coriander powder till it turns a light shade of brown. Take extra care that you do not burn the powder.

Step 3

Next add 1 tsp fenugreek powder to this and fry for a very short while, say less than a minute.
NOTE: Do not let the powder mix burn. This can spoil the taste of the curry completely.

Step 4

Switch the flame off and add chilly powder to the rest of the powders in the fry pan. Mix all the powders well and keep aside.

Step 5

In a blender, add the grated coconut. Add 6-7 shallots. Add all the fried powders. Add Turmeric powder, and required salt.

Step 6

Do not add any water yet. Close the blender and powder the contents with a few spins.

Step 7

Open the blender and add 1/4 teacup of water and blend till the consistency reaches that of a fairly granular mixture.

Step 8

Add little more water to it if necessary. Do not blend for very long. The masala should not become too smooth/watery.

Step 9

Open the blender lid once again and add 5-6 curry leaves. Spin once or twice.

Step 10

In a claypot/wok add the above masala from the blender.

Step 11

Add kokum along with water used to soak it. Let it boil in medium flame.

Step 12

Add the fish and 3 green chillies. Add salt as required.

Step 13

Add 1/2 teacup water. Using cloth/oven mittens, take the clay pot with both hands and rotate the clay pot gently thereby mixing the fish and masalas well. Using a spoon might break the fish pieces. Allow it to boil.

Step 14

Cover and cook till done. Rotate the clay pot twice or thrice in between cooking as done in the above step, to avoid the curry from burning.

Step 15

Transfer to a serving dish and serve along with rice.

Step 16

Note: When making Mackarel/Vaala fish you can also add Tomato and Drumsticks (cut into pieces) in the step where you add the fish to the claypot. Raw mango pieces can also be added instead of Tomato.

Lakshmi Pillai

Yummy fish curry indeed!! Me and my sister almost exhausted the whole stuff. Not much left for my poor hubby..we both thank you for this awesome recipe. Please keep posting more.

Meera thomas

Love the smell and taste. This recipe will stay in my favorites list forever. I am from Trivandrum and have been searching for some thing similar. Thanks for sharing this one.

Anjali Raman

What a lovely recipe! I made this yesterday and impressed my hubby... Very well narrated..5 stars to you..

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