Thursday, 28 July 2011

Shark-Drumstick Sambol (Traditional Fare)

This is a special recipe from coastal Quilon, Kerala.
Shark fish: 500 g
Drumstick leaves: 2 cups
Coconut: 1 ½ cups
Garlic: 1 clove crushed
Green chilli: 6
Shallots: 10
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Pepper powder: ½ tsp
Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste

Skin shark, cut into pieces, wash well & cook with salt & turmeric powder. Cool, debone & keep aside.
Coarsely crush coconut, green chilli & shallots.
In a big bowl, mix fish, drumstick leaves, crushed coconut masala & salt. Keep for half an hour.
Heat oil in a wok, splutter mustard, add curry leaves & garlic. When fragrant, add the fish-drumstick mix. Stir well. Cover & cook for some time. Dry it well on slow fire. Sprinkle pepper powder.
Serve with rice.                

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