Restaurant Style Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe
Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe is a Spicy South Indian Style fish curry best paired with idiyappam's or plain rice, the taste is different than the fish curry's we normally eat. This recipe is a creation inspired by my palate memory of a prestigious hotel menu which we had it in. Serve these Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe with idiyappam's or plain rice for lunch.
Here are a few more variation in fish recipes.
- 5-6 Fish fillet , surmai or pomphret variety
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2 teaspoon Cooking oil
- 2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 6 Whole Black Pepper Corns , (adjust)
- 3 Cloves
- 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
- 2 Cardamom (Pods /Seeds)
- 2 Dry red chilli
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 2 teaspoon Fresh coconut , grated
- 10 cloves Garlic
- 1 inch Ginger
- 2 Onions , chopped
- 8 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 1 Tomato , chopped
- 4 teaspoon Tamarind Water , (adjust)
- Salt , to taste
- Water , as needed
- Coriander leaves (Dhania) , to garish
Directions for Restaurant Style Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe
To prepare Restaurant Style Chettinad Style Fish Curry Recipe, clean the fish fillets n apply salt & turmeric powder on it. Keep aside.
In a shallow fry pan add oil & fry onions until they turn brownish, keep aside to grind later. Add the shallots & fry for 2 minutes then add tomatoes. switch off the gas & keep the cover the pot with a lid.
In a grinder make a fine powder of cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom & red chilli. Keep aside for later use.
add the fried onions, ginger, garlic,grated coconut & tamarind to the make a smooth paste.
Add the dry masala powder & paste to the tomato-onion, add water as required to make gravy.
When the gravy comes to a boil add the fish, add curry leaves. Cover the pot n let the fish cook properly. garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
Don't make the gravy too thick or watery, it should go well with boiled rice or idiyappam's.
Soni is an Indian Food Blogger based in Bahrain, and she blogs at Soni’s Kitchen. Since childhood, she has been hooked to cooking and would help out her mother in the kitchen. She makes the most of her time baking, blogging, clicking pictures and of course eating different types of cuisines and experimenting in her kitchen. She loves to share traditional recipes inspired from her mother, tried and tasted by her, family and friends.