Sunday, 3 July 2011

Red fish curry/Meen Vevichathu -2 (Traditional Fare)

In days of old, this fish curry was inevitably served at all Kerala Christian marriage receptions. It was prepared a few days before the function and warmed every day till serving.

                                                    Courtesy: Elsie Morris

Fish: 500 g
Red chilli powder: 2 tbsps (preferably Kashmiri chilli)
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Fenugreek powder: ¼ tsp
Pepper powder: ½ tsp
Kokum or kodampuli: 4 pieces
Ginger: 1 tbsp (grated)
Shallots: 6 (chopped)
Green chilli: 4 (slit)
Curry leaves
Coconut oil: 2 tbsp or any cooking oil
Salt to taste

In a big earthen ware (curry chatty), put in all the ingredients except fish.
Mix well, with your hands.
Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Then, pour a cup & a half of water (300ml) & add fish, stir well & put on fire.
Once it boils lower flame, cook till oil clears on top of curry.
Rice,Pullissery & this red fish curry,is an excellent combination. 

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