It's so hot since last week, cooking is the last thing on my mind nowadays. Infact I've been having curd rice most of the days and sometimes cup noodles. Anything to avoid standing in the kitchen for too long. I made this dish sometime last week, it's one of my favorite curries. It's really simple and reminds me of mom, coz I just love it when she makes this.
2 pomfrets, cut or another similar white fish
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
80 gms fresh coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
3-4 dry red chillies or to taste
4 small red pearl onions
4 cloves of garlic
1 small piece of ginger
2 pieces kudampuli (gamboge), washed and torn into pieces
1 sprig fresh curry leaves
1 tsp coconut oil
Marinate the fish with the turmeric powder and salt for a couple of hours.
Grind together the coconut, coriander, chillies, onions, garlic and ginger to a fine paste with some water.
Take the mixture in a wide bottomed pan. Add the gamboge, curry leaves, some salt and enough water to make the gravy. Cover and bring the mixture to a boil. Slide in the fish pieces gently. When it returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook till the fish is done. Take of the heat and drizzle the coconut oil on top.
This dish tastes best if its allowed to sit for a few hours, it's even better if it's made the previous day.
For the fry I just marinated the fish in some red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, lime juice and salt for a couple of hours and shallow fried it till crisp and done.