KERALA FISH CURRY WITH ROASTED COCONUT MASALA/VARUTHARACHA MEEN CURRY

 

Kerala style fish curry can be prepared in several ways.Fish curry with roasted coconut is one of the tastiest recipes i have ever tried.Mostly  i prepare fish curry by adding some freshly ground coconut paste along with some masala.This time i thought of preparing it  with some slight variation from my usual style,and ended up having a delicious and finger licking fish curry .

For making this curry ,here i have used Pomfret fish or Avoli what we say in Malayalam.This curry has a balancing flavour of spiciness and tanginess,and makes a good combination to have with rice.

Ingredients
fish-400gms
grated cococnut-1 cup
dry red chillies -5(kashmiri&normal)
shallots-5
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1&1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
tamarind-small piece
curry leaves
oil-2 tbsp
salt

 

For seasoning
oil-1 tbsp
finely chopped onion-1/2 piece

 

Method

  • Wash the fish pieces thoroughly and keep aside.
  • Take a pan add 2 tbsp of oil,when the oil get heated up add freshly grated coconut,shallots,cumin seeds,curry leaves,dry red chillies ,tamarind etc.
  • Saute it until coconut become golden in colour.
  • Add masalas,turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder etc.Keep the flame very low at this time to prevent burning.Roast it for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the masala in to a plate and allow this to cool down.
  • In a blender jar add roasted coconut masala along with 1 cup of water,grind this until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Take an earthen pot  pour this ground coconut masala ,add enough water for the gravy.allow this to boil.
  • Add salt.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil drop the fish pieces one by one .
  • Cover this up by  a lid and cook for 6-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Gently mix this with  a spoon occasionally.
  • Do not over mix,fish pieces may break.
  • Sprinkle some salt if required.
  • Add some curry leaves.
  • When the fish pieces are cooked well,switch off the flame.
  • In a small kadai,heat 1 tbsp of oil,add finely chopped onions.
  • Fry this until golden brown and pour it over the curry.
  • Lip smacking varutharacha kerala fish curry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!

 

Note

  • Instead of pomfret we can use any other fish and prepare this curry.
  • Here i have used coconut oil to give authentic kerala fish curry flavor.

NETHOLI FISH FRY/ANCHOVY FISH FRY/NETHILI FISH FRY/SMELT FISH FRY /KARUVADU FRY

IMG_0517Netholi fish/Anchovi fish  is a very tasty fish .Nethili fish can be used to prepare variety of fish curries.Today i am going to preapre a crispy fish fry using this fish.I have already  uploaded a video of NETHOLI FISH CURRY in my youtube channel .Link will be included in this post.So lets see what all ingredients are required for making this crispy fish fry.

Ingredients

netholi/anchovi fish-20
shallots-5
garlic-6
ginger -medium sized
lemon juice-1 tbsp
curry leaves
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilli powder-2tsp
pepper powder-1 tsp
corn flour-1 tbsp
rice flour-1tbsp
salt
oil for deep frying

Method

  • Clean the fish thoroughly .
  • Prepare masala for the fish fry.
  • In a blender jar add shallots,ginger,garlic,lemon juice,curry leaves,chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder.Grind and make a very fine paste adding some water.
  • Once the paste is ready ,we can add enough salt.
  • just before marination add rice flour and corn flour along with the masala.
  • coat fish pieces with prepared masala .
  • once we add corn flour and rice flour no need to keep the marination for longer time.
  • Deep fry the fish pieces with enough oil.I prefer to use coconut oil for this fish fry.Also i would like to add a generous amount of curry leaves to enhance the flavor of fish fry.
  • Now our crispy Netholi fish fry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Note

  • Instead of lemon juice we can add some vinegar while grinding,which will help the masala to seep in to the fish pieces.
  • Spice level you can adjust as per your tolerance level.
  • Adding fresh curry leaves makes the fish fry even more tastier.
  • Use coconut oil to get the flavor of authentic Kerala fish fry.

 

Watch detailed video here!!!!!!!!!!

 

Netholi fish curry recipe video!!!!!!!!!!