Varutharacha Meen Curry – Fish Curry with freshly Roasted Masala
- Fish - 500 gms
- Tamarind - a small lemon sized ball
- Oil- 3tbs
- Vadagam - 1 tsp.
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Oinons - 3
- Tomatos - 2
- Green chilli - 3
- Garlic cloves - 8
- Curry leaves - as needed
- Salt- to taste
- TO GRIND
- Dry red chillies- 5
- Coriander seeds- 1tbs
Soak the tamarind in the water, extract the pulp by adding a cup of water.
Dry roast the dry red chillies and coriander seeds just for 1 min, grind into a fine paste by adding 1/4 cup of water.
Add the grinded mixture to the tamarind extract water and mix well.
In a kadai add the oil, add in vadagam( if you don't hav vadagam you can substitute with 1tsp - mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp - methi seed and cumin seeds -1/2tsp) and cumin seeds fry just 30 seconds.
Add the onions, garlic and green chill and fry till onions turns translucent.
Add the tomatoes and cook until it turns mushy
Add the tamarind water, salt and turmeric powder.
Close with the lid and cook for 20 mins
Finally add the fish one by one carefully, and close the lid and cook for another 10 mins.
Sprinkle some coriander leaves if needed.
STEP BY STEP PICTURES:
These all the ingredients.
Serve hot with rice.0