Monday, December 13, 2010

Indian Fish Curry

I absolutely agree. Home made curry paste is the best among all the rest. Time taken no doubt to pan fry the spices, later, grounded/blended for a thick paste. Of course such a paste is the startle for Indian curries. Yes, super taste, yes, finger licking good. Then again, for women like me who work, and rush back to cook, or lazily or forced to cooked during the weekends instead of snoozing for an extra hour or two. we salute packet spices (Chicken Curry PotatoesRadish Fish Curry, Indian Vegetable Curry, Vegetarian Mutton Curry & Spicy Minced Mutton). That's the way, but look, we still put a decent meal on the table okay? Now, right now, I take back my words on laziness because, ladies and gentlemen, aha, this atrociously tadaa fish curry showcases nava-k's blended in the blender curry paste. Spicy, tangy, curry leaf scented, and instead of tamarind juice, its yogurt.

For curry paste 
7 red chillies (or as needed)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp kas-kas/poppy seeds
3 to 4 sprigs curry leaves
**Dry fry ingredients just for a couple of mins to release the aroma.
Then, blend/ground with some water for a thick paste. 

Other ingredients
1 whole senangin/ a type of threadfin fish (approx 1 kg - cleaned and cut into big pieces)
5 small Indian brinjals (cut into 2 - see picture below on the type of brinjal I am referring to)
2 medium size tomatoes (cut into 8 pieces)
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
4 shallots (sliced thinly)
4 pips garlic (sliced thinly)
1 inch ginger (sliced into thin stripes)
150g yogurt (about 2 tbsp) - whisked
Salt for taste
1/4 cup canola oil

For curry paste

Keep aside.  
In heated oil, saute shallots, ginger, garlic, fenugreek and mustard seeds. 
Once seeds splatter, add curry paste. 
Fry over low heat till aromatic and oil splits. 
Pour 1 litre of water, add brinjals and tomatoes.
Season with salt. 
Simmer to heat through.
Add fish.
Cook till fish and brinjals are tender. 
Off the heat and  combine in whisked yogurt.  .

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  1. That curry sounds incredibly delicious. I am so glad you shared it here. :-)

  2. The last picture is a killer... rice n fish curry... I will try this


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