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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Hi Priya,

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

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. Aha! Arumai! Kuzhambu nalla manakirradu!

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

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  9. Oh that looks great and so full of flavor!

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

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

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

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  13. OMG! Priya, this is very very tempting.

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  14. What a delicious looking fish curry..awesome!

    US Masala

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  15. Shall give this a try soon...

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

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

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  18. Chettinad fish kulambu looks delicious Priya. Awesome curry.

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

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

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

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

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  23. Fish curry looks tangy and mouthwatering..

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

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

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  26. Fish and chettinad, this is fantastic Love love!

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  27. This is my kind of curry- spicy & tangy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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