Spicy Chettinad Fish Curry

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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How to Make Spicy Chettinad Fish Curry

  • Clean the fish and cut it into slices.
  • Apply some salt and about 1 tsp of turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the black gram dal, fenugreek seeds, and peppercorns.
  • Now add the chopped onions, pinched curry leaves, and garlic, and saute it until brown (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Grind together the coriander seeds, cumin, fennel, turmeric, and chilli powder.
  • Add a little water to the ground powders and add to the onions.
  • Now fry for a few minutes and add the tomatoes.
  • Fry till the tomatoes are pulpy. Then add about 3 cups of water and let it cook.
  • Meanwhile, make a thick paste of the soaked tamarind and add it to the kadai.
  • Let this mixture simmer on a low flame for 15 minutes until the gravy thickens.
  • Add some water if required. Then add the fish pieces and some salt to taste.
  • Cook the fish for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.