Fish -1/2 kg
Salt- to taste
Tamarind -lemon size
Curry leaves -3 strings
Ginger Crushed-1 tbsp
Garlic crushed-1 tbsp
Green chilli-5 (slits)
Clean and wash fish with salt and lemon …
Here I used Pomfret (Avoli )to make this mulakittahu ..U can use any kind of fish ..
Soak tamarind in 1 cup of hot water and keep aside for few minutes ..Then squeeze and strain ..
Heat oil in a kadai or manchatti (Clay pot) and splutter mustard seeds followed by fenugreek seeds ..
Then to this add onion slices and green chilli ,sauté for 2 minute or until they are soft ..
At this point add crushed ginger -garlic and curry leaves and sauté until the raw smell goes ..
Now add chilli powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder one by one in a low heat and sauté for a minute ..
Then add tomato pieces and cook until soft ..
Now its time for adding tamarind water and salt and cook for 5 minutes in low flame and add rest of the water (hot) to this and mix well.. Cook for another 5 minutes ..
Then add fish pieces and close the kadai and cook for 10 minutes in medium flame .
Then open the lid and allow to cook till the gravy becomes semi medium thick … Check the salt ..
Finally sprinkle 1 tsp of coconut oil and curry leaves and close the kadai .. Its best to make fish curry one day b4 serving ..
So hope all of u like this meen mulakittathu and will try ..
Don’t forget to leave ur valuable comments and suggestions ..
Recipe source :Faiza Moosa’s Classic Malabar recipes ..