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Fish Kuzhambu | Meen Kuzhambu | Nellai Fish Kuzhambu Recipe

Fish Kuzhambu
In my home, this kuzhambu is made with several different fish, which happens to be my favorite. Fish cooked as kuzhambu is more healthy than the fry. Fish is low in fat and high in omega fatty acids. Our body can not produce omega fatty acids naturally. But it is very essential. So fish should be included in diet regularly.
Meen Kuzhambu


Fish Kuzhambu

Recipe Cuisine: TamilNadu | Recipe Category: Non Veg
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

Fish - 1/4 kg or more
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 2
Coconut - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Small onion - 20
Tamarind - large gooseberry sized
Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
Red chilli - 10
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Small Onion - 2
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Oil - 1 tblspn

Method:

Soak tamarind in water and extract its juice.

In a pan, drizzle little oil. Add coriander seeds and red chilli. Saute till it changes color on medium flame. Cool it.

Take the roasted ingredients in a blender. Add onion and blend till smooth.

Add in coconut and blend well to get a smooth paste adding little water.

In a kadai, add the ground paste, tamarind extract and enough water. Switch on the flame.

Add in turmeric, salt, chopped tomato and slitted green chilli. Let it boil for 15 to 20 mins.

Kuzhambu will reduce a bit. Now, add the fish and cook for 10 mins.

In a tadka pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds. When mustards pop, add the chopped onion. Once onion starts to brown, curry leaves goes in. Pour this tempering over the fish kuzhambu.

Serve with rice.

Note:
  • The tamarind should be little less than the amount used for pulikuzhambu and little more that used for sambar. The point is, it should not be too sour.
  • You can use any type of fish for this recipe.
  • You can use coriander powder also. But freshly ground paste adds more taste.
  • Adjust red chillies according to the taste.
  • You can increase the coconut, red chilli according to the number of persons.
  • Use coconut oil to temper for a nice smell and taste. 

Pictorial:
Ingredients for fish kuzhambu
Keep all your ingredients ready. Wash the fish and marinate with little turmeric. Soak the tamarind in water and extract its juice.
roast red chilli
Drizzle little oil and roast the coriander seeds and red chillies till they change in color
Grind it
Cool it and take them in blender. Add onion and grind them into a smooth paste(You can also saute onion for few minutes)
grind coconut
Add coconut and blend well adding little water to get a smooth paste
take it in a kadai
In a vessel, take the ground paste
tamarind extract
Add tamarind extract and enough water. Switch on the flame and bring it to boil
turmeric
Immediately, add in turmeric
salt
Salt
chopped tomnato
Add chopped tomato and slitted green chilli. Let it boil for 15 to 20 mins.
reduced
It has been boiling for 15 to 20 mins and the reduced in quantity
add fish
Add the fish and cook for 10 mins. Fish will not take much time to cook
cover and cook
Once fish is cooked, switch off the flame
tempering
In a tadka pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add in mustard seeds
onion added
When mustard start to pop, add the chopped onion and let it brown
curry leaves added
Add the curry leaves
pour it over the kuzhambu
Pour this tempering over the kuzhambu and mix it well
Nellai Fish Kuzhambu Recipe

4 comments:

  1. One of the best fish curries Ive ever made ! It’s become our house favorite.. it’s been 10yrs since I’ve mastered fish curry always becomes thick without gravy or vry watery but this recipe is amazing ! Thank u so much ..this is my standard fish curry recipe in our house!

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah. It means a lot to me. Glad u liked it๐Ÿ˜Š

      Try our fish thoran too. U might like it.

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  2. Thank you so much Sarah. It means a lot to me. Glad u liked it๐Ÿ˜Š

    Try our fish thoran too. U might like it.

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