Sunday, July 28, 2013

Meen Kuzhambu - Step by Step | Spicy Fish Gravy | Amma Special Meen kuzhambu | South Indian Fish Gravy | Fish Recipes | Kuzhambu Recipes

Fish Gravy
Meen Kuzhambu / Spicy Fish Gravy - When I think of meen kulambu, I always have the feel that my mothers is the best. Not sure whether it is of the love and affection, she add along with her cooking or it is because of the experience or the both. After marriage, though I used to ask her the recipe and do the same what she says, I feel the taste never comes like hers. Though I am little bit ok now a days, still my Father says, my type meen kuzhambu, is different from my moms.  Last sunday I cooked Kerala Style Prawn Roast and Masala Fish Fry and I asked my mother to cook this meen kuzhambu and noted down each and every measurements and steps and I am sharing with you all.

You can also view other Fish Recipes below...
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Anchovies Fish Fry
Anchovies Dry Fish Fry
Restaurant Style Sura Puttu
Pomfret Fry
Fish Fry

Now lets see how to cook, My Mothers Special Meen kuzhambu..
Spicy Fish Gravy

How to make Meen Kuzhambu / Spicy Fish Gravy

Preparation time: 30 min | Cook Time: 30min | Serves:5
Recipe Category: Main Course | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

To Grind
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Black Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Shallots / Small onion - 10
Tomato - 1

To Marinate
Fish Pieces - 15 (I used Sankara Fish)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

For Gravy
Oil - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 12 to 15
Onion - 1 big (chopped finely)
Tomato - 1 big (chopped finely)
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Hot water - 3 cups
Tamarind Pulp - 1 cup (Extracted from 2 gooseberry/amla sized tamarind)
Coriander leaves for garnishing.

Meen Kuzhambu Recipe

Lets see the cooking method of Meen Kuzhambu.
How to make Fish gravy

1. Wash the fish with water thoroughly and again with salt and keep it ready.
2. Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10 to 15 min at least and extract the pulp.
3. Now take the washed fish in a big bowl and add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
4. Mix them well, so that they are well coated and let it marinate for 30 to 40 min.
5. Now in a mixer, add the cumin seeds, black pepper.
6. Add the onions and the Tomato. 
7. Grind to coarse paste without any water and keep it ready.
8. In the Kadai / wok, add the oil, and when the oil is hot, add in the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds.
 9. When they turn light brown colour, add the onions and fry for a min or till they becomes traslucent. ( Plz add the curry leaves at this stage. As I forgot to add, added in the 12th step. )
10. Now add in the tomatoes and saute them well.
11. When they are soft add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
12. Add in the curry leaves and saute for another minute.
13. Add in the ground paste and saute till the raw smell goes off from the onion.
14. Add the tamarind pulp and let it boil,
15. Add the fish pieces now and let it cook nicely.
16. If the gravy is thick, add some hot water and let it boil for 15 to 20 min.
17. When the oil starts oozing out from the gravy, add the coriander leaves and switch off the stove.
18. Spicy Fish Gravy is now ready.

Meen Kulambu Recipe

Fish gravy step by step

Delicious and Mouth Watering Meen kuzhambu / Spicy Fish Gravy is ready to be served. 
Enjoy it with hot rice.....

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Masala Fish Fry Recipe | How to make Masala Fish Fry - step by step | Masala Meen Varuval | Fish Recipes

How to make Masala Fish Fry

When I first saw Masala Fish Fry recipe from Jay's Space, I was too tempted to try it out soon and bookmarked long ago. Last sunday I got the opportunity to try it and it was so good. Masala Fish Fry came out simply superb. I prepared this along with the Kerala Style Prawn Roast and Meen Kuzhambu which is the next post. I used King Fish here, but any kind of fleshy fish should work well for this fish fry.

You can also check other Fish Fry Recipes
Anchovies Fish Fry
Anchovies Dry Fish Fry
Restaurant Style Sura Puttu
Pomfret Fry
Fish Fry

Lets see how to make Masala Fish Fry Recipe

How to make Masala Fish Fry Recipe

Fish Recipes

Fish Fry Recipe

Preparation time: 30 min | Cook Time: 20min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

To grind
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - small stick
Cloves - 3 to 4
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp

To marinate
Fish (King fish / Vanjaram Meen) - 4 to 5 pieces
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste

Oil for frying

1. Take the ingredients under To grind.
2. Grind them to a smooth paste and keep it ready.
3. Wash the fish with salt.
4. Add the ingredients under To marinate and add the lemon juice.

5. Let them rest for another 30 min.
6. Now add the ground paste.
 7. Coat them well thoroughly over the fish.
 8. Using fork or tooth stick make hole in the fish, so that the masala can enter the flesh of the fish.
 9. Let them rest for 30 min.
10. In a Pan, add oil and when hot add the fish pieces and start frying on both the sides.
11. When they turn brown colour and fried nicesly, repeat the process of frying with other fishes and serve hot.
12. Yummy and tasty Masala Fish fry is ready to serve.
masala fish fry

fish fry

Delicious Masala Fish Fry is Ready....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prawn Roast in Kerala Style | Chemmeen Roast | Prawn Recipes

Prawn Roast

I was searching the net for a different variety of Prawn recipe and I got this Prawn Roast / Chemmeen Roast in Kerala style from Kurry leaves. The recipe is simple and the addition coconut pieces, tempts me to try the recipe. I did a very little variations to it and the outcome is a very tasty and Spicy Prawn Roast with tiny bits of coconut pieces tastes awesome. 

You can view other prawn recipes below
Prawn 65
Prawn gravy
Prawn cutlet

Prawn Tikka
Crispy Prawns

Now lets see how to make Prawn Roast in Kerala Style.

How to make Kerala style Prawn Roast

How to make prawn roast
Preparation time: 40 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Prawns - 30 to 40 (I used frozen)
Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 2 (cut length wise)
Green chillies - 2 (cut lengthwise)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring (20 to 25)
Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup (optional - original recipe does not have)
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp (optional)
Oil - 2 tsp
To Marinate

Kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste


1. Marinate the prawns with the list of ingredients given under marination.

2. Let it rest for 1 hr.
3. In a pan, add oil and when hot add the mustard seeds and the fenugreek seeds.
4. When the mustard seeds splutter, add in the onion, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chillies.
5. Saute them well.
6. Add in the coconut pieces and fry them for 2 to 3 min.
7. Add in the marinated prawns and cook them by sprinkling little water.
8. Mix them well. Check for the salt and also add the grated coconut.
9. I added little coconut milk, as I felt that the prawns are very spicy.
10. When they are thick or when the oil oozes out, then switch off the flame.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves and onion and serve

Prawn Recipes

  1. The original recipes calls for fenugreek powder and as I dont have it ready made, I used normal fenugreek seeds. Next time would be trying with fenugreek powder.
  2. Also, I added coconut milk little, as I feld the prawns are very spicy and my kids cannot eat it. You can avoid that, if you can bear the spiciness.
  3. I also added grated coconut to make it more tastier. 
Chemmeen Roast

Delicious and Spicy Kerala Style Prawn Roast / Chemmeen Roast is ready.

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