Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Cat Fish/ Tilapia – 1/2 kg
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Tamarind – 1 big lemon size
Sesame Oil – 3 tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp ( or can use fenugreek powder at the end)
Red Chili – 5
Green Chili -5
Curry Leaves – 1 strand
Big Onion – 3 ( Medium, Chopped )
Fresh Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 tsp
Tomato – 3 ( Medium, Chopped )
Red Chili Powder – 2tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Salt -to taste
coriander Leaves – 2 stks
Aachi Masala Fish Kulambu Powder – 2 tsp ( Optional )
Wash fish in water with 1tsp of vinegar. Mix turmeric, salt and keep it marinated for 30 min.
Extract tamarind juice to thick 1 cup.
In a pan add Oil and Mustard,Cumin. When mustard crackles add Fenugreek, Red Chili, Green Chili, Curry Leaves. Fry for 1 min.
Add the chopped Onion and fry till translucent. Add Ginger Garlic Paste and fry till the raw smell leaves.
Add the Tomato and cook till mushy.
Add Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric, Salt. Fry for a min.
Add tamarind and allow it to boil for 3 min. Add fish at the end and leave for 3 min.
Add coriander leaves and switch off.
Note: I normally add the fish before adding tamarind juice coz i like the fish to be cooked well in tamarind.
You can also add raw mango to give better taste.

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