Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tomato Fish Curry

We are regular customers at this small cozy mallu restaurant in U-district named "Chillies" and each time we make sure we don't miss out ordering their yummy red color Trout curry. Apart from the delicious food, its the warm hospitality of the owner, whom we fondly call Chechi (which means sister in Malayalam) that draws us there almost every other weekend. One such weekend while we were drowned enjoying the fish curry with the hot dosas, we asked her for the recipe and she readily shared it.The tweak in this recipe is that it doesn't use any puli/tamarind but uses lots of red tangy tomatoes. So just go out and try this deadly fish curry which is one of our favorites.

Ingredients


Medium sized Tomatoes (chopped): 2-3
Shallots/Pearl onions (chopped): 4-5
Garlic (finely chopped): 1 teaspoon
Ginger (finely chopped): 1 teaspoon
Green chillies (slit): 2-3
Curry leaves: handful
Mustard seeds:1 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
Chilli Powder: 2-3 teaspoons
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Coconut mlik: 1/4 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Rainbow trout (cubed and marinated): 6-7 pieces


* We usually marinate the fish as soon we bring it home in salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
* With the experience of buying fish for the last few years here in Seattle, we recommend Rainbow trout is best for making our Indian style fish curies because it doesn't break up easily and holds in the masalas well.
* You can either use coconut oil or regular cooking oil. But the former yields a better taste.

Heat some oil in an earthen pot (chatti) or deep pan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add the fenugreek seeds, chopped ginger, garlic, pearl onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Sprinkle some salt. When the onion start to get cooked add turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder and saute well. Let the rawness of the spices go. Add the chopped tomatoes with some water; cover and cook.  When the tomatoes starts to get cooked, add the marinated fish and let everything come to a good boil. Add the coconut milk. Let it simmer while you adjust the salt and spice levels. Once the fish is cooked, turn off the heat. Add a few more curry leaves and keep it covered. Serve it with hot steaming rice.



And just to get you guys drooling here is the picture of our lunch today...

41 comments:

  1. Yummylicious fish curry .Oh my ,the last pic is making me drool .The close up shot of the pic is really tempting.

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  2. oh so tempting. u are making me drool here. Tooooo goood.

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  3. Hey dears..never tried fish with tomatoes alone..looks tempting ...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. Adipoli ayittu ondallo :)...lunchine blogger friends ne invite cheydilye ...lol :D...great pics :)

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  5. I love all the spices in this fish curry. My parents are going fishing this weekend for some trout, I hope they catch a lot so I can try this.

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  6. Looks spicy....luv the spices blend in it

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  7. ohh my! looks totally mouth watering, love this curry with anything!!

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  8. yummy curry and nice to have with choru...yumm yumm!

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  9. wow delicious curry..very tasty with rice.

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  10. Omg, wat a mouthwatering dish, the curry makes me drool and hungry..

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  11. aaaa chorum curry yum enjottu poratta....

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  12. Lovely dish for dea food lovers! Loved ur eggplant fry too. Reminds me of the Bengali Baingan Bhaja!

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  13. Wow! Looks spicy and hot!Mouth watery...

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  14. Looks spicy and tangy..Delish!!

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  15. thats a must try for me. love tomato fish curry in any form. awesome colour.

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  16. Kothi varunallo....super ayitundu.

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  17. Wow what a colour...loved all the recipes in ur blog and this is too good....super delicious one...

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  18. bumped in here for the first time..lovely blog with wonderful collection of recipes...tomato fish curry looks delicious...pics are simply awesome...

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  19. Mouthwatering fish curry....

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  20. Hey dears curry looks so tempting..kothi varunnu..super delicious and beautiful color...Thanks for sharing..
    super clicks also...
    You guys have a wonderful blog..will be back often.

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  21. Pls pass me the plate..i'm hungry and the curry looks too delicious to say noooo:)

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  22. adipoli color...vayil vellam niranjittu type cheyyan kudi pattanilla...

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  23. Wow great to know about you two..Even I am from redmond :)

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  24. Got fresh and live Rainbow Trout today. So decided to try out your recipe. Didn't have curry leaves and fenugreek seeds so added ajwain seeds instead. Came out really good. Never had Rainbow trout before. Thanks for introducing this fish to me. I am completely in love with it now. Simply delicious recipe.

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  25. Superb recipe, really different from the usual fish curry recipes..and it looks absolutely tasty. Never tried trout before. I have bookmarked this recipe to try..Will give it a try soon and let you know..

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  26. Fish curry with tomato ! what a super combo, the taste must have rocked ! The fish pieces look perfectly intact, which i never achieve while cooking with fish, they either break away or harden...yours looks moist and yummy :)

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  27. Here the Photographer has dun a grt job than the Cheff.......!The Fish luks so glamorous.......!

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  28. Super duper Meen curry. Love it.

    Anne

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  29. Tried this today and everyone liked it. Yummy curry.

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  30. yummy easy fish curry :) will try it out soon :)

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  31. tried this recipe with King Mackerel and was absolutely a big hit! Wonderful recipe ladies..thanks!! post more fish recipes pls.. :)

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  32. Ladies… Thanks for the recipe, curry was GREAT….

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  33. Hey ..I was searching for a fish recipe..and happened to see your blog and found Tomato fish curry.Today I am gonne prepare it today for dinner.Nice Blog.

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  34. Your receipes looks really tempting will definately try this out....

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  35. thanks the curry was a super hit ,
    happy cooking you guys!

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  36. Cooked this up for a party of 4, scaling up the quantities accordingly (I always aim for leftovers!), and everybody loved it! I used tarakihi, left out the curry leaves (never used them, none on hand), and used ghee in place of oil. Highly recommended!

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  37. Best Recipe. I loved it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with us. Buy Spices Online

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