Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KERALA STYLE RAW MANGO FISH CURRY - FISH CURRY RECIPES

Kerala, the gods own country is a paradise of food lovers. Their love for traditional kerala food is immense. As fish is the staple food among keralites, the dishes with fish are countless and each dishes has a unique taste and flavor. Kerala style Fish curry is one of the common fish recipes for lunch along with steamed rice. The taste of this curry varies according to region and districts. Fish curry with coconut and without coconut,  raw mango fish curry, kudampuli meen curry (gamboge fish curry), fish pattichath, meen mulakittath (spicy fish curry), Tomato fish curry, red hot fish curry like so there are numerous collection of fish curry recipes. Today, lets see how to make raw mango fish curry / pachamanga meen curry / ayala pacha manga curry. Enjoy.

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INGREDIENTS

Fish (MACKEREL / AYALA) - 2 nos, sliced, can use any fish slices
Tomato (small)                                - half of one, chopped, optional
Green chilli                                     - 2 nos, slit (i used red chilli)
Raw mango / pacha manga            - 1, cut into big chunks, with skin
Coconut                                           - 1 cup, levelled
Small onion                                   - 4 nos / half of an onion chopped
Fennel seed (perumjeerakam)         -1 tsp
Turmeric powder                              - half tsp
Coriander powder                            - 2 tsp
Chilli powder                                   - 1 tbsp 
Salt
Shallots chopped (2 tsp)for seasoning
Curry leaves
Oil


PREPARATION






  • Grind together coconut, small onion, fennel seed / perumjeerakam, (turmeric, coriander and chilli )powders in half a cup of water. Grind well until you get a fine thick  paste (very important) . Set aside.
  • In a non stick vessel or earthen pot, add chopped tomato, green chilli and chopped raw mango /pacha manga (Do not peel the skin of mango). 
  • To this, pour the prepared coconut mixture along with required salt. Add warm water according to the consistency needed.
  • Now switch on the flame and cook for about 8 minutes over a medium flame. The masala / spices must be cooked enough to get rid of a pungent spice flavor. So cook until the raw smell goes off . Stir occasionally. Add hot water if required (do not add normal water). Check for salt.
  • When done, add the  fish pieces and swirl the vessel. Do not mix with a ladle or spoon after adding the fish slices.
  • Close the lid and cook for few minutes or until fish is done. It  will take around 5 minutes only. Do not allow to cook for long after adding fish as it will spoil the fish . Remove from flame .
  • In a separate pan heat 2 tsp of oil and add 1 tsp sliced small onion / shallots. Saute well until golden and then add curry leaves. Switch off the flame.
  • Pour this seasoning over the prepared curry and close the lid. Set aside for few minutes or until you serve. This gives a fine flavor the curry.
  • Serve along with hot steamed rice or chapati or paratha etc.
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