Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Mathi Meen Kuzhambu - Mathi Fish Curry

Mathi Meen Kuzhambu - Mathi Fish Curry, this curry is common is houses who buy mathi fish. Generally people avoid buying this fish due to its strong smell. But the fact is, when compared to other fishes this fish has more health benefits. Mostly, smaller fish have more health benefits than the big fishes. The recipes that I have shared here is a very common recipe which we usually do at our home using the ingredients readily available at our kitchen.


Mathi Meen Kuzhambu - Mathi Fish Curry

Preparation Time : 30 Minutes | Cooking Time : 30 Minutes | Serves : 4

Ingredients
Mathi Fish - 500 gm
Shallots - 20 to 25 No.
Tomato - 2 No.
Tamarind - small gooseberry size Garlic - 10 Cloves
Green Chilli - 2 No.
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Gingelly Oil - 2 tbsp.
Chopped Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp.
Salt to taste

To Grind
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup.
Shallots - 4 No.
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp.


Method
1. Keep all the ingredients ready to make Mathi Meen Kuzhambu - Mathi Fish Curry.
a. Clean and wash the fish thoroughly.
b. Peel and chop the shallots and garlic.
c. Grate the coconut.
d. Soak the tamarind in warm water for about 15 minutes and extract its pulp.
e. Roughly chop the tomatoes. (Note: I have missed to take this picture 😖)
2. Add the grated coconut, red chilli powder and coriander powder to a mixer jar. Grind it into coarse paste using little water. Add cumin seeds and shallots and grind it further to make a smooth paste.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add in the chopped shallots, curry leaves, green chillies and garlic cloves. Saute till the onion turns transparent. Then, add the tomatoes and slat.
4. Saute till the tomato turns soft. now ad the turmeric powder and saute till the tomato becomes mushy.
5. Add the tamarind extract and little water and bring to boil. Once it is well boiled and raw smell of tamarind of goes off, add the ground coconut paste and mix well. Allow it to cook till the raw smell of masala vanish.
6. Add in the fishes and cook till the fishes are cooked. It will hardly take 7 to 10 minutes for them to cook. Once done, add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Tasty Mathi Meen Kuzhambu - Mathi Fish Curry is ready to serve. It will taste delicious with hot steamed rice.


Health Benefits of Fish
  • As all know Fishes are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acid.
  • Fishes helps in promoting Skin and Hair health.
  • Fishes improves memory.
  • Boosts immune system and energy levels
  • Builds strong bones

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