Always soak the fish and clean it properly. By this way it becomes little soft and fresh. Brinjals in this adds an extra flavor to this kuzhambu. So never skip them too. I will soon post fresh anchovy fish curry which i like the most. Here is the recipe for dry anchovy fish curry. Hope you will enjoy it...
Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu Recipe
Dry Anchovy / Nethili Karuvadu - 1 bowl
Small onion / Shallots - 1 cup (25-30 approximately)
Tomato - 1, small
Brinjal - 5
Coconut - 1 cup
Cumin - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 5
Red chilli - 15
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - a sprig
Oil - 3 tblspn
Soak dry anchovy fish in water for 10 to 15 minutes and remove its head.
Chop tomatoes and brinjal into small cubes. Grind coconut, onion, red chilli, cumin into a smooth paste adding little water. Keep them aside.
In a large bowl, combine together anchovy fish, slit green chillies, tomato, brinjal and ground masala. Add tamarind water, turmeric and mix them properly adding 2 cups of water.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, fenugreek and curry leaves.
When mustard seeds splutter, add in everything from the bowl. Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
Check for salt and remove from flame.
Serve hot with rice.
- Do not skip brinjal as it is one of the key ingredient in this recipe.
- Also use small onions for this.
- Please do not add too much tamarind. Fish curries will taste delicious if you add correct amount of tamarind. It should not be very sour.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|Grind onion, red chilli and cumin into a smooth paste|
|Once onion and chillies are ground, add coconut and grind adding little water until you get a fine paste|
|Chop brinjal into small cubes|
|In a large bowl, combine dry fish, slit green chilli, brinjal, tomato and ground masala|
|Add tamarind extract to this|
|Turmeric and salt added|
|Add 2 cups of water and mix everything well|
|Heat oil and add mustards, fenugreek and curry leaves|
|mustard seeds started to splutter|
|Now add the mixture from the bowl|
|Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes|
|After 30 minutes, check for salt and remove from flame|
|Yummy fish curry is ready to serve!|