Monday, November 2, 2015

SOLE FISH Coconut curry / Nangu Thenga aracha curry / Maanthal thenga puli curry

               Kerala  cuisine ( a state in India) offers a multitude of both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes prepared using fish, meat and poultry. Fish is included in their daily meals as it is available in plenty and is healthy too
                  Fish coconut curry is a traditional kerala fish curry which is made in earthern pots those days..It makes the dish more tastier than any. Fish curry can be made in a number of ways like fish without coconut, fish with tamarind or gambooge, hot and spicy fish, fish masala and so on...These are entirely different in taste and texture.
               Today am sharing a very tasty recipe from my mom, which reminds me of my childhood. Here is the recipe of sole fish / nangu / maanthal coconut curry in kerala traditional style. Enjoy..
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Sole fish / Maanthal /nangu            -250 g                           
Tomato (small)                                -2 nos
Green chilly                                     -2 nos
Coconut                                            - 1 cup
Small onion                                       -3 nos + 2 nos ( for seasoning)
Fennel seed(perumjeerakam)           -1 tsp
Turmeric powder                              -1 tsp
Coriander powder                             -2 tsp
Chilly powder                                    -3 tsp
Tamarind / puli                                 - smaller than lemon sized ,                                                                   soaked in water
Curry leaves


  • In a deep bottomed pot (preferably clay pot)  add sliced tomato, green chilly ,and  tamarind / puli water .
  • Then grind together coconut, small onion, fennel seed, (turmeric, coriander and chilly )powders in a half cup of water.
  • Grind to a fine paste . Pour this to the pot, add salt and mix well.
  • Now switch on the flame and cook until the raw smell goes. Stir occasionally.
  • Now you can add water according to the consistency needed (do not add more water). 
  • When it boils, add the  cleaned fish  and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook for few minutes ( 5 minutes in a medium flame). When fish is done remove from flame .
  • In a separate pan heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the sliced small onion.
  • Pour it over the curry and garnish with curry leaves.

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