Sep 27, 2011

Seer fish curry

Neimeen Curry
                      Traditionally in Kerala , fish curries are cooked in clay pans ( called
"man-chatti"). It is amazing how this can change the flavor of the curry, and keeps the fish moist even with very little gravy.But here i made this curry in a non stick pan.


Seer fish or neimeen– 1/2 kg, cut into medium size pieces
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
Ginger & garlic(crushed into a fine paste) - 1 1/2 tbsp
Chopped onion – 1
Silted green chilly - 3
Tomato sliced - 1
Kashmiri chili powder –  2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Cocum/kudampuli – 2,3 pieces
Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves
Salt to taste
Coconut oil or oil for cooking



                   Soak cocum in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes.Meanwhile heat coconut oil or oil in a curry chatti ie,earthern ware or a pan.Firstly add fenugreek seeds.Then crushed ginger garlic paste & stir for 3,4 minutes. Add sliced onion & curry leaves & silted green chillies. saute till it becomes soft. Add the turmeric powder and chilly pwdr & fry till oil starts appearing. Add tomato slices and cocum along with the water.Boil it till the tomatoes get smashed completely.Now add salt to taste and boil for 2-3 minutes.Now add fish pieces. Combine well.

           Make sure that fish pieces do not get broken in the process, it will be safer to rotate the pan to ensure that fish & the gravy is mixed well. Add required amount of water & cook till the fish is done & gravy becomes thick, it will take around 20 -25 minutes on low flame. Finally add the coconut milk(thick) and boil for a few seconds.Serve with rice,kappa,puttu...It tastes better the next day.keep in the curry chatti itelf..



Nitha said...

Yummy fish curry... vayil eppo kappal oodikkam :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

This Curry Luks perfectly creamy and delicious Roshu.Luv ur recipes.Following U.

Amina Khaleel said...

fish curry looks delicious..nice mom too makes it at home.. but the recipe is slightly different from yours..

julie said...

Yummy yum gravy... I wud love to have it boiled tapioca..
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Saji said...

This looks sooo delicious!! I dont cook much fish at home mostly cos I'm not a fish eater...My hubby loved this recipe and he wants to try this!!!!

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Jay said...

wow...delicious preparation..
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Uma said...

Looks very spicy and flavorful Roshna. tempting.


aipi said...

Hot n spicy it looks ~ great recipe my dear!

室長 said...

Hi there,
I'm interested in the price of seer fish in Dubai. May I know how much does it cost i here ? Thanks.