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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fish in coconut milk gravy

This is a coconut milk based fish curry with kodampuli and tomato to give it a tangy taste. I have seasoned the curry with sea salt instead of the normal salt and have used cherry tomatoes, which i felt gave a better taste.


1.5 lb - Fish , clean & cut to medium size pieces
1.5 to 2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1 medium size - tomato Or 5 - cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 - Kodampuli , wash
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves

Coarsely crush

1 inch piece - ginger
2 to 3 - Green chili
3 flakes - Garlic

3 - Shallots

Coconut milk from half of a coconut.

  • 1/2 cup - Thick 1st extracted coconut milk

  • 1 cup - Second extracted coconut milk
Sea salt to taste and coconut oil


1 ) Dilute red chili, turmeric and coriander powder in little water. In microwave safe bowl, cook kodampuli in 1/2 a cup of water for one minute.

2 ) In a manchatti (earthen pot used to cook fish curry in kerala ) or in a kadai heat coconut oil, add crushed ingredients, curry leaves, stir and fry for a minute. Add tomatoes, stir and fry well.

3 ) Add diluted powders, stir and fry till oil comes out. Add kodampuli with the water and the fish pieces. Add little more water, if necessary for the fish to cook. Add salt to taste.

4 ) When the fish is half cooked, add the second extracted milk. Cover with a lid and cook on low flame till the fish is fully cooked and the gravy has thickened.

5 ) Finally pour in the thick coconut milk, bring to a boil and take off the stove. Garnish with some fresh curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice and pappad.

orkut glitter graphics

I am all smiles to receive the "Rocking girl blogger award" from three fellow blogger friends. Richa of As dear as salt, Viji of Malabar Ruchi and by Kribha of En Samayal Pakkam .

Viji also passed on "The Power of Schmooze Award" to me. I feel humbled and thank you ladies for considering me.

It looks like most of the foodie blogger friends i know, already have received these awards. None the less i am sure it will always be a pleasure to be nominated once, twice or thrice again. Right :D ??
As per the tradition of passing on these awards, I would like to pass on Rockin' Girl Blogger Award to:

Seema of Recipe Junction
Sukanya of Hot N'Sweet Bowl
Rahin of Lazzat
Viji of Vcuisine
Bhags of Crazy Curry
Jyothsna of Currybazaar
Hima of SnackORama

The Power of Schmooze Award is for bloggers who “effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”

The Power of Schmooze Award to :

Asha of Aroma
Shn of Mishmash
Sia of Spice Corner
Sig of Live to eat
Sharmi of Neivedyam


Richa said...

just learnt @ kudampuli from sig and here i see one more recipe using it :)

Mishmash ! said...

WOW! that looks quite delightful....the oil floating in there makes the dish more authentic :)


Sig said...

hey you... when u said somethings waiting for me, and I came over to see the coconut fish curry, I was ready to take that and leave :) it looks soooooooooooo yummy! Congrats on the awards, and thanks for mine too... :)

Sharmi said...

you are such a sweetheart. Congrats on the well deserved awards and many thanks for passing them.
Have a great weekend!! hugs.

neroli said...

Oh, the dish looks absolutely delectable!
Cheers to your great work and your awards!

Pravs said...

Hi richa : Thanks :D
Kudampuli is a tamarind used just for cooking fish.

Hi Mishmash: Thanks :)

Hi sig : Thanks :)

Hi sharmi : Thanks :) you deserve the award too. you too have a great weekend.

Hi Neroli: Thanks :D

Suganya said...

Hi parvs.....fish curry is looking awesome.... Congrats and Thank u for the award...

Viji said...

Thanks Pravs for honoring me once again. appreciate your thoughtfulness. Viji

bha said...

Coconut and seafood are made for each other, this is shown aptly in your dish....so authentic.
Congrats for your awards, and thanks for mine too

FH said...

Enjoy the awards and thanks for schmoozing me!:)))
Fish curry looks delicious.Coconut makes everything taste great!:)

Anonymous said...

First off, congratulations for receiving those well deserved awards and thanks for passing it on to me too. That is so nice of you.

Prajusha said...

congrats for those awards.fish curry looks delicious. Mouthwatering Pics.
wish u a happy and prosperous Onam

Seena said...

Happy Onam to you and family!
Enthokkeya onam spcl? sadya prepare cheyyunno?
Fish curry and photo looks very nice..adipoli!

Anonymous said...

hi pravs, thank u very much for the award ....was a bit busy so cudnt chk it earlier...but this was a pleasant beginning for me today

Bharathy said...

Ayyo!! you make me drool..:)***
One of my favourite curries,I miss!!

zlamushka said...

what a beautiful picture.
And congrats on the award. I got them myself and they are proudly smiling at me from the side-bar. Feels good, doesnt it?

good luck :=)

Anonymous said...

Vaishali said

Hi, I am new to the blog world and have been regular to your site.
The fish looks like Karimeen. Photo looks yumO.