Fish Kulambu Recipe

Fish Kulambu Recipe
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A south Indian classic, the aroma of this curry is enough to entice your appetite. The thick broth coupled with the tender fish is a combination one will indulge in every single day.
Fish Kulambu Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.2 / 10 (13 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 750 gm Fish, cut into smaller pieces
  • Tamarind, size of a table tennis ball
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Fennel
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1/2 Cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3 tsp Masala powder (ground red chilli and coriander)
  • 5 or 6 Sambar onions, sliced finely
  • Salt to taste
  • Methi seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
How to make Fish Kulambu:
  • Apply turmeric powder and salt on fish, keep aside.
  • Wash it properly after 5 minutes.
  • Soak the tamarind in water and remove thick pulp.
  • Grind the large onion, coriander leaves, pepper and somph together.
  • Combine masala powder and salt with the tamarind pulp.
  • Pour vegetable oil in a pan and season it using methi seeds.
  • Now add the curry leaves and chopped onions.
  • Cook it until the onion turns brown.
  • Add the tamarind pulp mixture and boil it, cover the pan tightly.
  • Add the fish after 10 minutes of boiling. Cook it properly.
  • Remove from the fire when done and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Add lime juice if the gravy is too spicy.
  • Meen kulambu is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
Alvina Job posted 26/05/2011
The recipe is good but if you use jeera instead of fennel it would be better.