Sunday, November 1, 2015

Meen Thala Mulakittath / Spicy Fish Head Curry

A hot and spicy curry with full of flavours. It is an authentic and traditional shaapp curry(a toddy shop speciality in Kerala)that packs the blend of spices,aroma of coconut oil and curry leaves.

Ingredients :

  1. Fish head(cleaned and cut into big pieces,preferably large fish) : 500 gm
  2. Pearl Onions : 5-6 (Chopped)
  3. Ginger : a medium size piece(chopped)
  4. Garlic : 1-2(chopped)
  5. Green Chilly(Slitted): 1-2
  6. Curry Leaves : 2-3 springs
  7. Red Chilly powder ; 2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder : 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Kudampuli: 2-3 small pieces
  10. Salt
  11. Coconut oil

Method :

  • Put the chopped onion,ginger,garlic,half of curry leaves,green chilly in an earthen pot.Pour a teaspoon of coconut oil,salt and crush well using hands.
  • Add little water and bring to boil.
  • At the same time heat oil in another pan.when it heats,switch off the flame,add the powders and add into the pot.
  • When it boils well,add kudampuli pieces and fish head pieces 
  • Cover and cook in medium flame.
  • When the gravy turns thick,and the pieces cook well,turn the flame into very low.
  • At this time add some curryleaves,drizzle few drops of coconut oil and switch off
  • Cover till serve.