Fish head curry (with dosa/idly/rice)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - fish heads, sliced and washed well
  • 2 - big onions, finely sliced
  • 6-8 - green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 3 - big tomatoes, cut into 8 pieces each
  • Salt - to taste
  • 8 tbsp - oil
  • For garnish:
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp - lime juice/vinegar
  • For green masala (grind to a smooth paste the following):
  • 8 - green chillies
  • 1/2 bundle - green coriander leaves
  • 1 - small onion
  • 1 - tomato
  • 1 - ginger
  • 10 - garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder

How to Make Fish head curry (with dosa/idly/rice)

  • Heat oil in a vessel.
  • Add the sliced onions, curry leaves, green chillies, salt.
  • Fry till onions are brown, lower flame and add the green masala.
  • Continue to fry for 2-3 mins till oil comes to the surface.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and continue to fry till tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the coconut paste and the water with which you washed the mixie; mix well & fry for a min.
  • Now add 2 cups of water, mix well and bring to a boil.
  • At this stage, add the fish head pieces and mix well.
  • Cover and allow to cook on low heat for 8-10 mins.
  • Do not use a spoon now for mixing - take the vessel and shake slowly to mix.
  • Once required thickness is obtained, remove from heat add lime juice or vinegar and once again shake the vessel.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with dosa/idli/rice.