Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meen Mulaku curry/ Fish in red gravy (Serves 4)

Meen mulaku curry/ fish in red gravy

Below is a traditional Kerala style recipe, which is a regular at households in the central coast of Kerala. Hope you will enjoy the taste and flavor of this delicious fish curry, as much as we did. We wish all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving break!!!

Fleshy fish (I used salmon) 1 lb
Shallots 3 nos, sliced + 8 nos whole
Fennel seed powder ½ tsp
Red chilly powder 2 TBSP (you could use kashmiri chilly powder)
Gamboge (Kudam puli) 2-3 nos
Fenugreek seeds 1/8  tsp
Salt as needed
Coconut oil 1 TBSP
Water 2 - 2 ½ cups (depending on the consistency of the gravy)
Curry leaves a few

Preparation

Grind together 2TBSP red chilly powder, ½ tsp fennel powder and 8 whole shallots to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Clean and cut the fish to small pieces.

Heat 1 TBSP coconut oil in a manchatti or earthen pot (clay pot) and add thinly sliced shallots, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Sauté this well until translucent. Add the ground paste and cook well until oil separates at medium heat. This will take at least 15 minutes. Now add water along with gamboge and salt. Allow it to come to a boil. Next add the fish pieces and cook covered until gravy thickens. This will take about 25-30 minutes. The gravy should get reduced to half. Spicy hot fish curry is ready to serve, goes very well with plain rice and pulissery (yogurt gravy)..

Spicy red fish gravy

Cheers!!!
Suji

40 comments :

  1. Questo è un piatto estremamente invitante...specialmente quando sono affamata come adesso!
    Baci
    Barbaraxx

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  2. k now this curry im def going to make..today itself:)

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  3. Look at the amazing red curry,FANTASTIC !!! It is most definately a mouth watering fish preparation,I am drooling and did I ever mention that my favorite cuisine always has to be-RED,HOT & SPICY :)

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  4. vayil vellam varunnu suji...adipoliyayittundu..

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  5. Wow this looks fantastic,my favorite,adipoli aayitundu.

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  6. Hmmm..manushyanmare kothipikan eraghi porapettirikuva alle?pic kandittu oru 5 mins ayi njan nokki erikunu.Loved ur version.nalla thick gravy.Adipoli aanee.

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  7. Bookmarked suji , will make this gravy next time I cook fish and post in my blog... Yummy

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  8. Delicious fish curry Suji.Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Enta color adipoli curry. veggie ya njan tempted aayi pookunu.

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  10. Thats so beautiful...fish curry looks tempting,..

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  11. Wow wat a color, nic one suji, will try it as time permits

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  12. What a gorgeous color..beautiful clicks dear!

    US Masala

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  13. Can i come to have some...am dam hungry seeing the picture! happy Thanks giving to you too :D

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  14. Slurpp, mouthwateriing fish curry, soooooo tempting..

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  15. My favorite fish curry....Love this with kappa and choru.....:)

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  16. Adipoli!!! kothi sahikkunnilla...yummy yumm!!!

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  17. Droolzzzzz ....... the gravy looks fantastic. Like always awesome click.

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  18. so tempting colo with nice click dear ..

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  19. Wow.. nice recipe. I have never tried with fennel seeds will have to do. I add fenugreek powder or seeds though. Very interesting recipe and looks sooooooooooo good.

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  20. wow...suji...great curry..awesome click...my son is trying to pickup the fish pieces.
    biny

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  21. Haaaaaa..adipoli entha color..vayil kappalodan thodaghi...eniku vishakunne.:-)

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  22. A Big Hello from Malaysia! -^-

    That meen curry makes me go gaga!!! Wish I could grab that plate and have it with steamed rice now...;)

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  23. Awesome click....I am feeling hungry already. :)

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  24. ente ammoo....adipoli meen curry...kothiyavunu!!

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  25. wow my all time favt......yummy....kothippichallo.......

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  26. hey fish curry looks awesome....very tempting..:)

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  27. red curry fentastic .ur presentaion of platter and clicks are so eyectching ki grab the dish

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  28. Do you know if you get Gamboge in the US? Does it have an alternate name or substitute?

    I have made a number of your recipes and they have all come out great. Thank you.

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  29. Hi Cedric..

    I am not vey sure about the availability of the same in US. But i think they will be available in Kerala stores. I would say a substitute will be raw mango pieces which gives a similar taste. Hope this helps..

    Thanks a lot for trying the recipes, we are glad that you liked them :-)..

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  30. superb fish curry....awesome presentation......very very appetizing!!

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  31. ha ha superb color kandal ariyam adipoli anennu. ente fav anithu fish curry ithu undekil kure choru vayattil pokum kushal

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  32. Heavenly food...Can I plz have some now..gorgeous clicks makes me craving dear..
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. Mulaku curry and Kappa kuzhachathu..the bst combi..my fav!
    Gr8 clicks!

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  34. Suji.. pic kidila aayittundu.. teena used to tell abt this..njangal kolppuli aanu ithinu pakaram upayogikkaru with same ingredients.. ente post draftil undu... i saw a comment from ur blogger buddy CEDRIC.. ask him to substitute with tamarind pulp.. raw mango gives only that sour taste.. we shud add either kodambully or tamarind with raw mango..pic kidilan aayittundu..next time i wl try with kodambully.. :)

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  35. Awesome awesome meen curry...entha oru color...

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  36. hai,
    good pic.and tasty recipes. i also a blog with kerala recipes.pls visit www.keralaoven.blogspot.com

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  37. wow... adipoli tto.. eppo oru fish fan aayi maariyo ??

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  38. @Nitha..onnum parayanda, epol mandalam aya kondu niruthy vachekuwa, restart ayapol control cheyyan kazhiyunilla da..

    Thanks you all for the love and support..

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