Fish Curry – Origin
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry authentic dish fish tamarind curry from south India is ancient dish prepared using roasted aromatic spices which has its own flavor and health benefits.Variety of dishes can be prepared with this ingredients, for vegetarians with addition of vegetables, eggplant,drumstick,black beans…its very delicious and yummy taste.Simple to prepare.
Fish Curry – Spices and cooking method
Fish curry is prepared using south Indian style of cooking.This is my version of cooking. Fish curry is prepared using fresh curry powder,which has been explained the video.The fish is cooked with the spices,shallots,garlic,tomato and tamarind. Adding coconut is optional.Fish curry preparing with sesame oil gives more taste and richness.For coconut based fish curry (no tamarind) coconut oil preferable.I have done 22 types of fish fry and curry recipes.you can watch recipe videos in my site. Each recipe is unique in its texture and delicious in taste.
Fish Curry – Nutritional health benefits
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – is highly recommended for healthy diet.High concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids improves the memory performance and prevents Alzheimer’s disease. ,depression and dementia.Essential fatty acids reduce bad cholesterol levels yet maintain good cholesterol levels.
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – The rich calcium content in the fish also helps to normalize heartbeat and regulate blood pressure.Mackerel fortifies the immune system,good amounts of vitamins B12 and selenium,helpful in the treatment of cancer.To reduce the risk of heart disease, it is recommended that two servings of oily fish are included in the diet each week.
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives a sour taste to food but is also a very powerful antioxidant.It helps the body protect from harmful free radicals.it is also rich in many vital vitamins, including thiamin, vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C. Much of these vitamins plays antioxidant, and co-factor functions for enzyme metabolism inside the body.
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry – Tamarind is the highest source of protein. Protein can produce antibodies that help eradicate viruses and bacteria. Tamarind contains some vitamin C sufficient to keep the healthy teeth and gums and cures missing teeth or bleeding gums.
Fish Curry – Serving method
Fish Recipes – Fish Curry is the great dish can be served either for lunch or dinner. Fish curry can be served as a main course with rice or side dish for idli or dosa. Fish curry is the perfect dish to prepare for small close family gatherings /friends. Fish curry absorbs all the spices and tamarind and tastes excellent on the following day /next day. Fish curry is must recipe, just try it and enjoy the taste.
Onions- 1 medium
Tamarind juice-1 cup
Garlic cloves-6 (optional)
Salt to taste
For the Tadka/Tempering:
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Fish Curry Powder-2tsp
Coriander seeds -5tsp
Urad dal 1/2
Curry leaves -3 sprig
- Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and fry the spices, make a fine powder (curry powder) using blender. keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan add tempering spices.
- Once they splutter, add chopped onions, shallots, green chillies, garlic cloves and sauté it.
- Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric, hing and curry powder, mix it well.
- Allow it to cook for few mins.
- When the oil separates and gravy is thick add tamarind juice and salt.
- Cover it and cook for 20 mins in a medium flame.
- Add fish slices and cover it, simmer for 10 min.
- Garnish it with coriander leaves.
- Serve it hot with rice or idli/dosa.