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fish curry / Chepala pulusu

 

Hi Friends, Today’s  recipe is inspired by my mother-in-law’s way of cooking . Everyone is fan of her fish curry . It tastes yummy.I have used Tilapia fillets . You can use Salmon or Mackerel as well.  This tastes great with hot rice.

 

 

 

Ingredients :

  1. Tilapia   -   1 lb(about 2 inch pieces)
  2. Onion - 2 (medium size)( 1/2 chopped and 1 1/2 for paste )
  3. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  4. Green chillies – 3 (slit)
  5. Cilantro  – 3 tbsp (chopped)
  6. Tomatoes – 2
  7. Tamarind -  about  2 lemons size
  8. Cloves – 4
  9. Cinnamon  – 1 inch piece
  10.  Cardamom – 2
  11.  Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  12.  Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  13.  Garam masala  powder – 1/2 tsp
  14.  Oil – 5 tbsp
  15.  Water  -  1 1/2 cup
  16.  Salt to taste

 

To marinate:

  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • salt – about 1/2 tsp

 

Preparation :

 

  • Wash the fish pieces and marinate them and keep  aside .
  • Grind 1 1/2 onion and the whole spices in to fine paste .
  • In a small vessel  take water and to this add the tomatoes  , tamarind and boil for 5 mins . After it cools,  squeeze and remove  all the pulp  and retain the juice.
  • In a non-stick pan heat the oil and shallow fry all the fish pieces until they are gloden brown on both side  and keep them aside.
  • Add oil if required to the pan and now add ginger garlic paste and fry it . To this add chopped onion and green chilles and stir fry them . Add some salt and fry till they are tender . To this add the onion paste and fry till is comes to thick paste . Now add chilli powder and garam masala powder , turmeric and salt and mix well .
  • Add the tomato and tamarind juice and stir well .
  • Cook for 5 mins with the lid closed .
  • Add the fried fish pieces to the gravy and cook for 3 mins . Garnish with Cilantro

 

Serves:  4

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time :   30 mins

 

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