Monday, 26 March 2012

Fish Curry Trivandrum Style (Traditional Fare)

 Fish curry from Trivandrum, Kerala, is different from the rest of the state - very spicy & "coconutty".And the addition of drumstick, is a point to be noted! 

Fish: 250 g cut into small pieces
Drumstick: 2
Raw mango: 1 peeled & sliced
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Ginger: 1 tsp sliced
Shallots: 10
Curry leaves: few
Green chilli: 2 slit
Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Cut the drumstick into 2” pieces, wash well & cook with raw mango, sliced ginger, 1 tsp red chilli powder,  a little turmeric powder & salt in 1 cup water.
When half done, add pieces of fish, a few curry leaves & 2 shallots sliced.
In the meantime, grind coconut, remaining chilli powder, shallots & a few curry leaves to a fine paste.
 Pour the ground masala into the simmering fish & add water to make up gravy.
 Check seasoning & add the slit green chilli.
Pour a tablespoon of coconut oil into the curry & take off the fire.
 Serve with rice or tapioca.     

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