Appam + Meen Maanga Curry (Appam + Fish Mango Curry)

Ingredients for Appam:

1. Pachari (Raw rice) – ½ kg

2. Rice – ½ kg

3. Salt and sugar – For taste

4. Coconut water – From 1 coconut

5. Butter – As needed

How to prepare Appam?

1. Wash rice and soak for minimum 4-5 hours.

2. Drain off the water.

3. Then grind it adding salt, sugar and rice, along with enough water.

4. Transfer the batter to a big container and pour coconut water.

5. Allow the batter to ferment for 8-11 hours.

6. Heat Appachatti (pan used for preparing appam).

7. Pour one big spoon of batter and make appams as usual.

8. Continue the process for remaining batter.

Ingredients for Meen Maanga Curry (Fish Mango Curry):

1. Ney Meen (Seer Fish) – 200 gm

2. Green mango – 50 g

3. Coconut oil – 5 small spoons

4. Fenugreek – ½ small spoon

5. Ginger chopped fine – 1 small spoon

    Garlic chopped fine – 1 small spoon

    Green chillies – 5, end split

    Onions chopped fine – 1

6. Tomato well ripen – 2, chopped fine

7. Kashmiri chilli powder – 2 small spoons

    Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon

    Tamarind juice – 1 small spoon

8. Water – 1 cup

9. Coconut milk – ½ cup

    Coriander leaves chopped fine – 1 small spoon

10. Curry leaves – 1 stalk

How to prepare Meen Maanga Curry (Fish Mango Curry)?

1. Cut fish to pieces.

2. Cut mangoes to thin long pieces.

3. Heat oil in a pan and sauté fenugreek seeds.

4. Add ingredients no: 5 and sauté well.

5. When it turns golden brown, add tomatoes and smash well to form a paste.

6. Add ingredients no: 7 to it and sauté for a few more minutes.

7. Add water and allow the contents to boil.

8. Add fish pieces to boiling contents and cook well.

9. When it’s half done, add mango pieces.

10. When fish is well cooked, add coconut milk and coriander leaves.

11. Mix well and take off from flame.

12. Decorate with curry leaves and serve.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine July 1-14, 2015

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