Friday, November 28, 2014

Fenugreek flavoured Khampi Fish Curry & Fish Fry

This fish curry recipe originates from Mangalore and was given to Sari by her Mom... the curry is awesome and for fish curry aficionados its a must try.

Ingredients for the curry

4 pcs of fish clean and cut into half.

Masala for grinding :
1 tsp fenugreek seeds dry roasted.
3 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
7 kashmiri dry chillies
6 to 7 black peppercorns
2 small flakes of garlic
Medium lemon size ball of tamarind
1 small onion sliced
6 tbsp dessicated coconut
3 tbsp coconut milk powder

Grind the above to a fine smooth paste with half cup of water.  Add if u need more water. Keep the ground masala aside.

For tempering
1 medium onion sliced
Few curry leaves
3 tbsp oil

In a handi  add oil.  Heat the oil , add the sliced onion and fry till its  lightly browned.  Add the curry leaves and the masala. Fry the masala for 4 to 5 minutes. Add 2 to 3 cups of water as per the thickness of the gravy you prefer. Once the curry starts boilng add salt to taste and 1 tsp vinegar. Add the fish. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the flame. 

For the Fish fry

5 to 6 whole fish clean't and scored on the sides
2 tsp red chilly powder
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp crushed black pepper
5 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt.

Mix above spices with vinegar and salt. Rub this thick paste on the fish and leave it aside to marinate for 2 to 3 hrs. Shallow fry the fish in medium hot oil till its nice and golden. 
Enjoy your curry and fish fry with white steamed rice.