Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu | How to make Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu

By Reni Miller  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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About Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu Recipe

Traditional south Indian Fish curry

Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu by Reni Miller will definitely help you in its preparation. The Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu can be prepared within 10 minutes. The time taken for cooking Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu is 25 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 5 people. The recipe details out how to make Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu step by step. The detailed explanation makes Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu from BetterButter.

Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu

Ingredients to make Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu

  • Fish - 200 g
  • For the Masala Paste: Small onion (shallots) - 7 -9 (peeled and chopped into two)
  • tomato - 1 very big(finely chopped)
  • coriander leaves - 3 -4 sprigs(finely chopped)
  • curry leaves - from one small sprig
  • coconut - finely chopped -3 tbsp
  • garlic - 5 -6 small cloves - chopped
  • ginger - a tiny peice(optional)
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • mustard seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  • fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Whole pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds -1/4 tsp(or lesser)
  • cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
  • chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • oil - 2 tsp
  • For the curry: tamarind - about the size of one or two big gooseberries (soak in a cup of warm water for 20 minutes and squeeze and drain to extract the juice)
  • salt as needed
  • For the tempering: oil - 1 - 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • fennel seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  • curry leaves - a few

How to make Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu

  1. -For the masala: Add 2 tsp of oil to a pan ,when it heats up splutter the peppercorns, mustard,fennel ,carom and cumin seeds.Add the curry leaves and garlic.Saute for a minute or two.
  2. Add the small onions with a pinch of salt and saute for 2 minutes,Then add the Tomatoes along with the Turmeric,coriander and chilli powder and mix well.
  3. Simmer and let it cook until the mixture oozes out oil.
  4. Then add the coriander leaves and mix well.Finally add the coconut and saute for another two minutes.
  5. Remove the mixture off the stove,Let it cool and grind to a slightly coarse paste
  6. Extract the juice from the Tamarind.
  7. Clean and chop the fish.
  8. For the Curry: -In a vessel add the paste and the tamarind juice and mix well.On a medium heat let the mixture cook for 4 -5 minutes.Check for salt and add as needed.
  9. Then add the fish and mix carefully.
  10. Let it cook on a low to medium flame for 10 - 15 minutes until it is full cooked.Do not mix often as the fish might break into pieces.Let it simmer for another 2 -3 minutes.
  11. In a another pan heat the oil for tempering and splutter the other ingredients
  12. Add the tempering to the curry and take it off the stove.

My Tip:

This curry pretty much works with any variety of fish, but the ones with bones taste better. Add some slit Green Chillies to the curry for a more spicier version.

Reviews for Fish Curry - Meen Kuzhambu (2)

Madonna Joseph2 years ago

lip smacking.I'm an expert in making meen kolambu.But ur recepie seems different.Surely I'll give a try

Shalini Dubey2 years ago

awesome recipe! what kind of fish have you used for this dish?

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