This is a spicy fish masala curry. Spices like coriander, chili, turmeric and black pepper gives it a distinct flavor. Especially for a fish like Tilapia, this masala goes very well. Other fish to try this recipe is with black pomfret.
3 - whole Tilapia,cut into small pieces
3 - Tomatoes, quartered
5 - Big Shallots, diced
1 inch size - Ginger, cut small
2 - Green chili, slit in center
5 tbsp - Coriander powder
1 to 2 tsp - Red chili powder ( depends on how spicy you want it )
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Black pepper powder
2 cups - Water
Salt to taste
1 tsp -Mustard seeds
10 - Curry leaves
1 ) In a utensil, heat oil, add mustard. When the mustard pops, add curry leaves, shallots, green chili, ginger and stir for 2 minutes.
2 ) Now add the powders - coriander, red chili, turmeric and black pepper powder. Stir for a minute. Add Tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
3 ) Add cut fish pieces, salt and water. Cook on medium heat till the fish is cooked and the masala has thickened.
Serve with rice or chapati.