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Fish Kuzhambu

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Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

very tasty south indian preparation.add your comments.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 10 big pomfret or King fish pieces
    • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
    • 2 tsp Dhania Powder
    • 1 tsp jeera powder
    • 1 tsp Freshly ground Pepper Powder
    • 2 tsp freshly ground ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup  coconut paste with fennel seeds
    • fresh paste of 1 medium-sized onion
    • fresh paste of 1 medium-sized tomato
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • For tempering:
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • 1 finely chopped onion
    • 1 finely chopped tomato
    • finely chopped coriander leaves
    • finely chopped curry leaves
    • 3 dry red chillies


    1. Heat oil in a  Pan and fry mustard seeds, fennel seeds, chopped onions, dry red chillies,chopped tomato and chopped  curry leaves .
    2. Put chilli powder, dhania powder, jeera powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, needed salt, onion paste and tomato paste one by one in order and saute well.
    3. Put Fish Pieces next and mix them well in the masala and pour 3 cups of water and close the lid of the pan. Cook it for 10 minutes .Then remove the lid and put coconut paste and cook for 5 mins . add chopped coriander leaves and cook for 2 minutes. that's all.
    4. Serve hot with rice or chapathi.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    yes,Ashwin you can but fresh coconut(grated) is better.


    Coconut paste? Can I use dried coconut flakes wet grinded in a food proceser?

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Add thick tamarind pulp - of 2 cm size tamarind 3 mins before adding coconut paste .if u add tamarind pulp,then don't add ginger garlic paste.this tastes gr8.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    you can also do this Kuzhambu by adding the coconut paste 5 minutes before putting fish pieces. add the chopped coriander leaves when you put the fish pieces. (to get tasty Fish Kuzhambu)