Nethili meen kulambu is a South Indian style fish curry made with nethili /anchovies fish. It is a fish curry with coconut and has a tangy taste from tamarind.
Oil 4 tsp
Nethili Fish 300 grams
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Onion 1 large finely chopped
Green chilly 2 slit
Tomatoes 1 large finely chopped
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Water 1 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful chopped
For Masala: Fresh coconut 1/2 cup pieces
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Fennel seeds 2 tsp
In a small bowl soak tamarind with some water while you prepare the other ingredients. Strain and Squeeze it and extract the juice out of it. set aside.
Grind the ingredients mentioned in for masala list to a smooth paste. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add in curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add in onions, chillies and salt. Saute this till it gets light golden.
Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.
Add in spice powders and mix well.
Add in coconut masala and cook till oil separates from the mix.
Add in tamarind water and cook till oil floats on top.
Add in fish and water and simmer for about 10 mins.
Add in coriander leaves and mix well gently and take off the flame.
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