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fish..red snapper or kingklip
tamarind(soaked in 600ml) water
thin long eggplants
brown onion sliced
red ripe tomatoes grated
garlic( coarsely crushed)
cooking oil (to fry fish)
fresh coriander leaves (for garnish)
How to Make Fish Curry
1slice fish,wash and drain in colander.
2smear fish with 1/2 tsp of chili powder,1/2 tsp of turmeric powder,1 tsp of coriander powder,1 tsp of cumin powder,1 tsp of fennel powder and 1 tsp of salt.
3cover fish with splatter screen and fry turning for 2 minute per side, remove and set aside.
4heat oil in a thick bottomed saucepan and braise onions until slightly brown.
5add curry leaves,powdered spices and stir using a wooden spoon, then add grated tomato and tomato paste.
6add garlic,green chilies,1/2salt,sugar and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
7extract tamarind juice and strain into saucepan.
8when mixture begins boiling place pieces of fried fish and allow to cook on moderate heat for 30 minutes until the gravy thickens and oil floats on top of sauce.
9do not stir fish curry as pieces of fish will break,but shake the saucepan lightly from side to side so that the gravy coats pieces of fish.
10eggplants can be washed and cut into quarters and added to the curry,15 minutes before the completion of cooking.
11garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
serve with cooked rice.
N.B. Fish curry improves in flavor if eaten after a day.
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Posted: Tue, Jul 17, 2012