Kottayam Fish Curry
Kottayam Fish Curry or red curry fish or Meen vevichathu is very popular fish curry in the Travancore region of Kerala.This is an everyday fish curry.Fish cooked with chili and tamarind based gravy with shallots, curry leaves,ginger and garlic.This spicy red curry fish is perfectly goes with steamed rice or boiled tapioca.
Servings Prep Time
5serving 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
5serving 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. soak gambooge in 1/4 cup water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. clean and cut fish in to medium thick pieces.wash with water and salt.keep aside
  3. clean and chop shallot,garlic and ginger keep aside.
  4. in a bowl add chili powder and turmeric powder,add 2-3 table spoon water mix well and make a paste.
  5. heat oil in a fish curry pot,splutter fenugreek seeds,then add curry leaves and saute well
  6. then add 3/4 of the chopped shallot and saute for few minutes. then add 3/4 of ginger and garlic,saute until every thing become light brown
  7. then add chili and turmeric paste.saute well until oil separates, you will get a nice aroma.
  8. Then add gambooge along with water(gambooge soaked water) and fish pieces.mix well(don’t use spoon ,just swirl the pot).
  9. add 1 sprig if curry leaves,salt and water.cover with a lid and cook until fish is done and the gravy become thick(approximately 15 -20 minutes in a medium -low flame.swirl the pot in between) .
  10. heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds,then add curry leaves.saute well then add chopped shallot. saute well till shallot become soft .then add garlic and ginger,saute well until it become brown.
  11. add this to the gravy.
  12. serve wit rice or tapioca

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