Monday 12 October 2015

Pacha kurumulaku Mathi curry

In kerala sardines is all season fish.  This particular curry is a special and very tasty one.  In this curry fresh green pepper corns is used for giving aroma and flavour.   My neighbour Pappa Aunty gave me this recipe and fresh pepper corns from her estate.  I had never heard of this curry before but she very clearly taught me how to prepare it.  Really this curry is different from normal fish curries and has an awesome taste.
Sardines/mathi         -            8 to 10
Onion                          -            1 big, sliced
Garlic                           -            5 to 6 flakes
Ginger                         -            1 small piece
Green chilly                -            3 to 4
Green pepper corns  -            2 tbsp 
Turmeric powder       -            ¼ tsp
Pepper powder          -             ¼ tsp
Coriander powder     -             1 tsp
Methi seeds                -             ¼ tsp
Curry leaves few
Tamrind/kodampuli  -             1 piece
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
Cut and clean fish and keep aside. Grind green pepper corn adding little water and make paste.
Heat oil in mud pot,  add methi seeds fry for a min then add sliced onion and garlic fry till light pink then add ginger, green chilly and curry leaves fry for a minute, then add turmeric powder, coriander powder and pepper powder fry for a min then add green pepper paste add little water and fish, cover and cook in low flame for 10 to 15 min.
Tasty curry  is ready to serve with boiled rice.        


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