Mum’s fish curry

14361328_1533281133365435_5897419404338807875_oSimple things can give us the most pleasure! Having a hearty home cooked meal is one of them. Can there be anything more pleasurable and comforting than  coming home to a hot meal made by Mum?

I want to share my Mums mouth watering fish curry curry recipe which is one of my favourites.This recipe comes from Coastal Maharashtra( Konkan-famous for its fish dishes)

Serves 4

Here are the Ingredients:

King fish-  A kilo. You can get adventurous and try mackerel,pomfret or salmon instead.

Make a fine paste with:

2 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp fennel seeds

4-5 garlic cloves

1 medium sized onion

A bit of turmeric

Red chilli powder- My mum likes it hot and spicy.You can adjust the spice level according to your preference.Put this paste aside.

Now,make some fresh coconut paste . You can use dry coconut instead,soaked in water overnight.

Soak some  kokum(amsul)in water- about 2-4 depending on how much fish you use using and as per your taste.

Cooking Method:

Heat some oil in a pan. Add the first  paste.Sauté a few minutes. Add all the fish pieces, then some water(add little if you want a thick curry) and gradually bring to a boil. Add the coconut paste,kokum (along with its water) and some salt.Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot and enjoy with rice or chapatis.

My mum’s side of the family has some wonderful cooks – starting with my grandmother, aunt and even uncles!  Each one having their own unique style and distinctive taste. This is just ‘one’ of those many lip smacking dishes.It will finish in no time, leaving you wanting for more!







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