Dry Fish Curry

Ingredients:

  • Small dry fish(karuvadu) – (5-10 ), cleaned and washed
  • Tamarind – big lemon size, soaked
  • sesame oil or any oil – 3 tsp
  • Curryleaves few
  • Corriander powder -3 tsp
  • chilli powder – 1 tsp (or more)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Vegetables

  • Bringal /indian egg plant -2 (chop lengthwise)
  • Mochaikottai- 1 cup pressure cooked
  • Drumstick – 4 or 5 small pieces
  • (All the three used will give you more taste and flavour is you don’t have something then you leave that and add the others)
  • For Grinding
  • Medium size Onion(chopped ) – 1 (3/4 th for grinding and 1/4 th for tempering)
  • Garlic cloves – 2
  • Medium size Tomatoes – 1( chopped )
  • Sombu/ big zeera – 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan . Fry all the items listed in for Grinding.Then grind it well into smooth paste.
  • Heat 2tsp of oil in pan . Add mustard seeds and splutter. Then add curry leaves,1/4th onion,and all the vegetables and also the dried fish. Fry them all well.
  • Add chilli powder,corriander powder and turmeric powder. Add little water and salt. Let it cook.
  • Extract thick juice from the tamarind and add that .
  • Cook in medium heat atleast for 15 -20 mins.
  • Slow cook for more time add the taste.

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