Sunday, July 27, 2008

Orange Fish Curry

My sister got this recipe from a friend and she insisted I try it. I am glad I listened to her. She said that the paste should be preferably made using a stone grinder, but a mixie is fine if there are no stone grinders lying around. Fortunately for me, my land lady has two stone grinders and so she let me use one. Yippee!! I made it and I must say that it tasted great. This tastes great with rice and dosa. Unfortunately I could not take a picture with the rice or the dosa.
Fish (I used Seer): 500 gms
Onion: 1/2
Garlic: 5-6 flakes
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Make a paste of the following ingredients. The paste should be bright orange colour. It should not be thin at all. It should be very thick. Wash the mixie or the grinder and retain the water from that so that it still has the flavour of the paste.
Coconut: a bit more than half (grated)
Onion: 1/2
Ginger: 1/2 inch
Green Chillies: 2
Coriander powder: 1tsp
Chilli powder: 4 tsps
Turmeric Powder: a pinch
Tamarind water: 7-8 tbsp
1. In a kadhai, fry the curry leaves, garlic and the other half of the onion.
2. On a very low flame, add the paste. Then add the water from the paste and cover it and simmer it.
3. When it starts bubbling, add the fish to it, and cook on a very low flame for a long time.
I am submitting this recipe to CURRY MELA HOSTED BY SRIVALLI


  1. My mouth waters.... paste will get a special taste and flavour if it is grinded on a stone grinder.... I can feel it ;)

  2. Heehehe...nice one eh? They say it tastes best the next day....

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  4. Looks delicious.......Gr8 entry..

  5. Hi,
    I am sure with fish this gravy will be a winner and I too do the same with the left-over paste in Mixie, wash with water and add it to the gravy LoL.
    hugs and smiles

  6. this is the best way to grind anything!:-) traditional methods are taking a backseat now, unfortunately! This is the best recipe ever, great entry:-)

  7. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and for visiting my blog.
    Love all your comments.

  8. good work!.. never thought 'twould be online.. i grew up eating this almost everyday.. and did not realise how much i missed it till i was not staying at home anymore! And yes it tastes even better as it gets older... :)

  9. The fish curry looks great and thanks for stopping by.I appreciate ur adding my link to ur blogroll.Thanks.