Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu/Chettinad Fish Gravy

Chettinad cuisine are always famous for their spiciness and for the dishes cooked with freshly grounded masalas, its quite a famous South Indian cuisine, we guys love anything from Chettinad cuisine..Yesterday i prepared this fish gravy as Chettinad version..Freshly grounded masala turned out this meen kuzhambu very fabulous and this slightly thick gravy suits absolutely prefect with rice, idlies or with crispy dosas..If u want to serve this kuzhambu for ur dinner,prepare this gravy atleast before 5hours, so that the fish soaked in this gravy tastes simply delicious,this gravy tastes even better if u enjoy them the next day..This is one of my Hubby's favourite, he love this Chettinad meen kuzhambu with papads, his favourite combo.

Pomfret fish kuzhambu

10-12nos Fish pieces (i used pomfret fish)
2nos Onions (finely chopped)
1no Tomatoes (big & juicy)
5nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1cup Tamarind extract
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
Sesame Oil
Salt
Few coriander leaves

To Grind:
10nos Shallots
3nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Toor dal
1tsp Channadal
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Peppercorns
2tbsp Grated coconut
Few curry leaves

Roast and grind as fine paste all the ingredients given in the list 'to grind' with enough water..Heat enough sesame oil, splutter the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, add the chopped onions,crushed garlic and fry until they turns brown, add immediately the chopped tomatoes, grounded masala, turmeric powder and fry until the oil get separates in simmer, add the tamarind extract, enough water and salt to the veggies..Bring everything to boil, immediately put the flame to simmer and add the fish pieces, cook everything for 10minutes in simmer, put off the stove once the oil gets separates and add the chopped coriander leaves..

Enjoy with rice and papads..

42 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious kulambu

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wish i could take the TGV and be there to eat this meen curry, it is 2 years i had meen curry, i never make them home as hubby and daughter would run a mile if i do. Looks droolie delicous.

Sabby said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to try out this fish recipe.....looks scrumptious :)
Lovely Blog too!!!

lecker and yummy recipes said... Reply To This Comment

aaahhhhhh..... meen kuzhambu ! just feels like grabbing it from the pic !

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

surely will try this weekend...looks yummy and spicy!

Shalini said... Reply To This Comment

always a big yes for meen kuzhambu. nice click. drool worthy meen kuzhambu:)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

That looks lovely..one of my favorites..i thought you wre a vegetarian!!lol!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering recipe.

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

feel like eating this now,.;-)

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Aha! Arumai! Kuzhambu nalla manakirradu!

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

im drooling..yum yum

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

செட்டிநாட்டு உணவு வகைகள் யாருக்குதான் பிடிக்காது...அட்டகாசமா இருக்கு!!

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

Oh that looks great and so full of flavor!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

my mouth is watering seeing this one...so yummy ,wish i could have it with rice...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks spicy and tasty.. thanks for sharing!..

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering fish curry..love chettinad recipes,thanks for sharing dear.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! Priya, this is very very tempting.

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

That looks great!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious looking fish curry..awesome!

US Masala

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Shall give this a try soon...

nandini said... Reply To This Comment

S-U-P-E-R-B!!!.... Undeniably my favourtie.

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

Fish is my all time fav ...... looks delicious !!

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Chettinad fish kulambu looks delicious Priya. Awesome curry.

Rookie Qookie said... Reply To This Comment

sounds gr8 for my fever..gee..parcel pls

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

fish curry looks spicy n delicious ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Foodie Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Love chettinadu cuisine....this looks great....

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwateringly delicious

MiniBinoy said... Reply To This Comment

ohh priya this fish curry looks so yummy, ..i feel like having some rice with this curry now!!

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

Chettinad food..count in me priya :-) fish curry looks spicy and delectable!!

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Fish curry looks tangy and mouthwatering..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Love the meen kuzhambu the next day! This one sounds perfect!

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. wonderful gravy.. very inviting Priya! Def. will give it a try!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Fish and chettinad, this is fantastic Love love!

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

This is my kind of curry- spicy & tangy!

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Fish pulusu is my hubby fav...nice and yummy and SPICY!!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Kuzhambhu. I love seafood dishes and this looks yum!

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome spicy curry..mouthwatering

Aaha Oho

Seema Abbas Ali said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, This looks absolutely divine, specially to a spice freak like me...

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

yummy n tempting fish curry..

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

I love Chettinad food... and this meen kuzhambu makes me hungry...!

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Love chettinad meen kulambu....looks superb. Makes me drool:)

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

You beat me to it :) Just the other day I made it. But slightly different method though.