Meen Mulakittath (Fish with Gravy)

Ingredients for Meen Mulakittath:

1. Fish – ½ kg

2. Oil – 2 big spoons

3. Fenugreek – ½ small spoon

4. Onion – 1, chopped fine

    Tomato – 1 big, chopped fine

    Ginger-garlic paste – 1 big spoon

    Green chillies – 2, chopped

5. Chilli powder – 2 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

    Salt – For taste

6. Tamarind – 1 gooseberry sized, soaked in water and squeezed

7. Curry leaves – 2 stems

How to prepare Meen Mulakittath?

1. Clean fish and cut into small pieces.

2. Heat oil and fry fenugreek seeds.

3. Add ingredients no: 4 and sauté well.

4. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder, and fry till a pleasant aroma comes out.

5. Add salt and squeezed tamarind juice and mix the contents well.

6. Allow the masala to boil well and add fish pieces.

7. When it’s done, add curry leaves and put off flame.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine July 9-22, 2022

Meen Mulakittath (Recipe 2)

Ingredients for Meen Mulakittath (Recipe 2):

1. Fish – 1 kg, cut into pieces

2. Coconut oil – As required

3. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 big spoons

4. Chilli powder – 2 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

5. Pot tamarind – As required

    Salt – As per taste

    Water – As required

6. Shallots chopped – As required

    Mustard – A little

    Curry leaves – As required

How to prepare Meen Mulakittath (Recipe 2)?

1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté ginger-garlic paste.

2. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder, sauté for a few moments and add ingredients no: 5.

3. Boil the contents.

4. Add fish pieces and cook till it’s done.

5. When it’s almost done, temper ingredients no: 6 in coconut oil and add to your fish curry.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine December 10-23, 2022

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