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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Karuvathu kathiri mochai kozhumbhu( fish curry)


Karuvathu kathiri mochai kozhumbhu (fish curry)
Nethili karuvadu( dried salted anchovies) - a handful, brinjal- 1( chopped into four), tomato - 1, pearl onions- 6 to 8, coconut milk 1/2 cup, coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp, cumin seeds- 1 tsp, dry red chillies- 4, garlic- 4 cloves, coriander leaves- 1/2 bunch , chopped, peppercorns- 1/2 tsp, vaduvam- 1 tsp, mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp, cumin seeds & fenugreek seeds- a pinch each, salt to taste, turmeric pwd- 1/4 tsp, curry leaves- 5, tamarind paste- 4tbsp , vellai mochai( field beans)- 1 cup, cooked

Soak the dried fish in water for 10 mins. Then remove the heads & clean the fish well under running water. When done sprinkle 1 tsp chilli pwd & mix well till the fish is well coated with the chilli pwd. Cover & keep aside for 1/2 an hour. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a small kadai & shallow fry the dried fish & keep. Crush the pearl onions, curry leaves & garlic to a coarse paste. Dry roast the coriander seeds, dry red chillies, cumin ( 1 tsp) & peppercorns & powder & keep aside. Heat oil in a pan & season with mustard, cumin , fenugreek seeds . Add the crushed onion-curry leaf- garlic paste & fry for a few minutes. Then add the ground powder, turmeric pwd, tomatoes, coriander leaves, fried fish, brinjal & fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add the tamarind paste , coconut milk , cooked beans & 1 cup of water & bring to boil. Once the kozhumbhu starts boiling, reduce heat & cover & simmer for 10 to 15 mins until it reaches the desired consistency . In a small kadai heat 1 tsp of oil & season with vaduvam & add to the simmering kozhumbhu. Simmer for another 5 minutes & remove from fire & serve hot with basmathi rice & a tsp of ghee & some chettinad fried fish or red hot chicken masala

ENJOY!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

Paati, I tried an adaptation of this recipe (without coconut milk and kathrikai and with thattapayir) and it was very good. :) I conquered my fear of anchovies now!! Thanks!!

December 8, 2008 at 7:30 AM  
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Blogger Revathi said...

Paati
When we make Koozhu during Aadi maasam, this is a must-must-have side dish. My sister and I would kill each other for this :)

I never thought I will find this recipe on a blog !! Thanks
4/24/2007 01:01:00 AM
Blogger paati said...

hi revathi,just now left a comment on your blog! this is one of my favourite too, that is why i have posted it here! Finding a traditional recipe ( something which you dont find in cookbooks) is what food blogging is all about!dont you think so?;)btw try the leftover kozhumbhu with idlis,simply out of this world! I sometimes even have it with pongal( though i never tell it outside!:)))
paati
4/24/2007 10:11:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you please tell me what vaduvam is.
thanks
6/09/2007 01:01:00 AM
Blogger Ramdas said...

I would really appreciate to know how vaduvam is made.
2/01/2008 03:57:00 PM
Blogger Ramdas said...

I would really appreciate to know how vaduvam is made.
2/01/2008 03:57:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

ramdas vaduvam is a readymade seasoning mix that you can find in south indian grocery stores . nowadays no one makes it at home,since its a very tedious process! i get my yearly stock from one of my mom's friend:)
paati
2/02/2008 09:59:00 PM

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad that you liked it kay:)

December 9, 2008 6:13 AM

December 10, 2008 at 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where do i get anchovies and field beans by the way? I live in chicago, US and pls tell me any supermarket where i can find it..

December 10, 2008 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon pls see my profile to know where i live!

December 10, 2008 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger HemaGopi said...

ur blog is very confusing...i don see an option to see the profile.. it wld have been easier if u had just tld where u lived isnt it?

December 22, 2008 at 3:09 AM  

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