Chennaites are really Seafood lovers for we get fresh seafoods from our beautiful Marina beach.And Chennai people are well versed in cooking fishes, prawns and crabs.The preparation of Fish kulambu varies from region to region but the common ingredients are tamarind, tonatoes and onions.In my native place Virudhunagar, we make fish kulambu with just shallots and tamarind without any tomatoes and in Tamilnadu people dont prefer adding coconut to make fish curries whereas most of the fish recipes in Southern parts of India has either ground coconut or coconut milk in it.
Today i have shared a spicy and tangy fish kulambu recipe with the addition of raw mango that enhances the taste thus making it perfect for idly, dosai orhot steamed rice.Do make this delicious fish kulambu at hone and share it with your loved ones.
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VERAAL MEEN KULAMBU (CHENNAI STYLE)
PREPARATION TIME : 10 MINS
MAKING TIME : 30 MINS
SERVES : 3
10 mathi meen / sardine fish
10 red chillies
1 small tomato
100 g raw mango
2 green chillies
Few curry leaves
A gooseberry sized tamarind ( soak in 1/2 cup water for an hour)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
4 tbsp sesame
Salt to taste
Water as required
Soak tamarind in water for an hour.Grind the dried red cillies to a fine paste.Extract the tamarind juice and discard the residue, mix the tamarind juice, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder , coriander powder , cumin powder together and keep it aside.
Heat oil in apan , add mustard seeds, urad dal , green chillies, curry leaves and saute for 2 mins in low flame.
Add chopped onions and saute for 4 mins in low flame.Then add tomatoes and saute until it becomes soft and mushy.
Then add the tamarind extract and bring it to boil.When it starts to boil reduce the flame to low and cook for 5-7 mins.
Now add the chopped mangoes and cook for 4 mins , then add the fishes and cook for 5 more mins in low flame.Switch off the flame and let it set for half an hour.
Delicious Fish kulambu is ready to serve now.
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