Desi Health Bites : Chettinad Fish Curry

Desi Health Bites : Chettinad Fish Curry

This is the second post in the series for Fortune Rice bran oil and this time I attempted a Chettinad Fish Curry.

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Desi Health Bites : Chettinad Fish CurryThis is the second post in the series for Fortune Rice bran oil and this time I attempted a Chettinad Fish Curry. A bit about Fortune Rice Bran Oil again, Enhances the immune system: Antioxidants improve health by fighting free radicals that harm the immune system. Fortune Rice Bran Health oil has n...

Summary

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    Ingredients

    Ball of tamarind
    1 1/2 inchs
    Fortune Rice Bran Oil
    3 tbsps
    Fenugreek seeds (methi)
    1 tsp
    Garlic
    10 cloves
    Shallots, peeled and halved
    10 15
    Chilli powder (non spicy, I use kashmiri chilli)
    1 tbsp
    Coriander powder
    2 tbsps
    Turmeric powder
    1 tsp
    Curry leaves
    10 15
    Medium tomato chopped
    1
    King fish or seer fish sliced
    500 gms
    Salt
    to taste
    To be ground together as paste 1
    Poppy seeds (khus khus)
    1 tsp
    Black peppercons
    5 10
    Cumin seeds (jeera)
    1 tbsp
    Fennel seeds (saunf)
    1 tbsp
    Grated fresh coconut
    1/4 cup
    To be ground together as paste 2
    Shallots (small onions)
    8 10
    Garlic
    8 10 cloves

    Steps

    1. Make the paste 1 by grinding all the ingredients mentioned under "To be ground together as paste 1" together till it has turned into a smooth paste. If it is very dry, use little water but keeping it to minimum possible.
    2. Make the paste 2 by grinding together all the ingredients mentioned under "To be ground together as paste 2", this paste need not to be as smooth as paste.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together the tamarind with warm water to make tamarind paste. You can alternatively also use store bought tamarind paste (3 tbsp)
    4. Heat a medium sized kadai (I like to make this curry in a mud pot but a normal steel kadai works fine as well). Add the Fortune Rice Bran Oil to the kadai and heat till it is just below smoking hot. Add fenugreek seeds and fry till they start changing color. Add garlic and shallots. Fry for 3-4 minutes. At this point add paste 1. Mix well and fry for 5 minutes or so.
    5. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Stir till mixed well and add the paste 2 stirring it well so that it is incorporated with the existing mixture. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
    6. Add the curry leaves, tomato and salt and continue to stir. Cook till the oil starts separating from the masalas and it turns into a darker shade of brown. This will take about 5 minutes.
    7. Now add the tamarind water, along with about 1/2 more cup of hot water and boil for 5-6 minutes till the raw smell of tamarind is gone.
    8. Slowly add the fish slices and cook till the fish is opaque and cooked, this will take about 5minutes or so.
    9. Serve hot with rice and appalam.
    Desi Health Bites : Chettinad Fish Curry

    This blogpost is in association with Fortune Foods as a part of their Desi Health Bites activity– The Hunt for the Best Rice Bran Oil Recipes. For more updates and healthy recipes using Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil, follow Fortune Foods on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortuneFoods and on Twitter at @fortunefoods (https://twitter.com/FortuneFoods)

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