Spicy Fish Curry / Meen/Choora Vattichathu

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Spicy Fish Curry / Meen/Choora Vattichathu

Description

Meen/Choora Vattichathu / Spicy Fish Curry *RECIPE* 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min

Ingredients

Serves : 4
  • 1 kgs choora


  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed


  • 1 pinch fenugreek seed


  • 2 pinch asafoetida/ kayam podi


  • 15 nos shallots


  • 6 nos garlic sliced


  • 1 piece ginger sliced


  • 3 nos green chilly


  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder


  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder


  • 1 tbsp chilli powder


  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder


  • 1 tbsp regular chilli powder


  • 2-3 nos kudam puli/gamboge (wash and soak them 1/4 cup warm water for atleast 15 -20 min)


  • 2-3 tsp salt to taste

Directions

  • Heat coconut oil in a clay pot/ manchatti and splutter fenugreek seed, mustard seeds.
  • Add shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till they turn light brown.
  • Then add turmeric powder, chilly powder and saute till the raw smell goes. Add the soaked kudampulli/gambooge along with water. Add more water. Mix well and keep it covered till it boils.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil add fish pieces.
  • Next, add the salt and one pinch asafoetida/kayam podi.
  • Keep covered and cook on a low flame till the oil starts to float on top of the curry. Once the gravy thickens add one pinch asafoetida/ kayam podi.