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Fish Curry (Andhra Style)

I knew only one fish curry recipe before i learnt this one from my friends mom. When I ate this curry for the first time,  I had to search for sweets at home as it was really spicy. I felt that literally smoke was coming out of my ears :-)
Below is the recipe for the same if you are a fan of spicy fish curry. Thanks to Jyothi aunt for sharing her recipe with me :-)


Servings: 4

Ingredients
:
Fish: 8 pieces
Sesame seeds (Til):2 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera): 1/8 tsb
Fenugreek seeds (Methi): 1/8 tsp
Onions:1/2 big and finely chopped
Grated Coconut: 75 mg
Tamarind: few pieces soaked in water for 1 hr.
Coriander powder(Dhaniya): 1 tsp
Chilli powder: 2 tsp( Use more if you prefer it to be really spicy)
Turmeric powder (Haldi):1 tsp
Lemon Juice: 2 tsp
Oil: 3 tsp
Water: 300 ml
Salt: As per taste

Procedure:
  1. Marinate fish with lemon juice, salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder. Keep it overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In a pan, roast sesame seeds until it turns light brown. Keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan, roast Cumin seeds and Fenugreek seeds together. Keep it along with Sesame seeds.
  4. In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil. Once heated, add onions and fry till it turns into transparent. Add coconut and switch off the stove. keep roasting the coconut until pan gets cool down.
  5. Now grind together the ingredients mentioned in 2,3 and 4 steps along with coriander powder, tamarind juice and remaining chilly and turmeric powder. Add water to make it a fine paste.
  6. In a wok\pan, add 2 tsp oil, add the above grinded masala. Fry until water is evaporated and oil is separated. You must keep frying otherwise, masala may get burnt.
  7. Add water slowly into it and mix it well. You can add more or less water as per your requirement.
  8. Add fish and salt. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 20 mins.
  9. Serve hot with rice.
You can even use boiled egg instead of fish and name it as egg curry :-)

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