Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

I am good cook

Once someone had told me that u can call yourself a good cook if u can get a fish curry right… and last week I did 🙂 That was my first attempt of a making a fish curry… I usually make fish fry or grilled fish at home and it turned out yummy… I was so happy…

so here is the recipe I found some recpie on the net and then modified it a little according to our taste buds…

1 /2 kg fish cut into slices (I used rohu)
2 tsp oil
1 tbsp mustard seeds
2 tbsps cumin seeds
10 dry red chillies
2 tsp paanch phoran seeds*
10-12 curry leaves
1 large onion ground to a paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
2 large tomatoes cut into cubes
1 tsp turmeric powder
small handful of tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water
2 cups hot water
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander to garnish

1. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame and roast the dry red chillies, mustard and cumin seeds Cool and grind along with tomatoes
2. Heat the oil in a wide heavy-bottomed pan and add the curry leaves, When they stop spluttering, add the onion paste and fry till light brown.
3. Add the ginger and fry for 2 minutes
4. Add the tomato and spice paste and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala
5. Add 2 cups of hot water and the tamarind pulp to this masala and stir to mix well.
6. Bring the gravy to a boil and then simmer till u get desired consistency hubby likes thick gravy in fish so i boiled it for about 7 minutes or so
7. Gently add the fish to this gravy and cook till done.
8. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with plain boiled rice

Unfortunately I forgot to click the snaps… but had a blast eating this… hope u guys enjoy it too

18 comments on “I am good cook

  1. Mama - Mia
    December 12, 2008

    wow!! i have no clue how to cook non-veg khaana!!! now i know whose ghar i can visit tho! :plove the new look! and an award for ya!

  2. Indian Home Maker
    December 12, 2008

    LOVE the new header!!!! This blog looks gorgeous now, literally vibrant, lively … and came here to get your URL, my next post has something for you!!!

  3. Monika,Ansh
    December 12, 2008

    I can’t cook at all. But whatever u did sounds yummy 🙂

  4. Monika
    December 12, 2008

    @mama – mia,anytime… just call and drop in but only on the weekends i barely manage to make dal roti in the weekdays and thanks a lot for thw award will put it up here soon

  5. Monika
    December 12, 2008

    @ihm,thanks… and post it soon me waiting 🙂

  6. Chandni
    December 12, 2008

    sounds yum!!!!!!!!!I’ve never made fish…may be I can start with this recipe!

  7. Chandni
    December 12, 2008

    sounds yum!!!!!!!!!I’ve never made fish…may be I can start with this recipe!

  8. Monika
    December 12, 2008

    @chandni,ya do try it… its a pretty simple rec which turns out very well

  9. Afaque
    December 12, 2008

    Not so much of my type of post to comment…not that i don’t like cooking and stuff-i do like but i cook very very few dishes and that too which go with my own tastes… fish curry isnt mine thing to do …:)i will go for something italian or chinese….. hehehe

  10. Renu
    December 13, 2008

    cant say anything, I am a pure vegetarian:)

  11. Avaran
    December 13, 2008

    yeah i willl… enjoy… once i get ym teeth to it…. ! lets see!!!!

  12. Mampi
    December 13, 2008

    TOo bad you live in B’lore.Sounds yummy….

  13. Monika
    December 16, 2008

    @afaque,i have something italian in my list of rec to be posted may be u can try that one 🙂

  14. Monika
    December 16, 2008

    @renu,:( actually why dont u modify this curry and put some veggie instead of fish… the curry was yummy i will try my hands today

  15. Monika
    December 16, 2008


  16. mindspace
    December 19, 2008

    Hi there!landed here randomly n liked this simple recipe.. 🙂 hv also added u in my blog list.. awaiting the Italian one now.. Hope u don’t mind.

  17. Monika
    December 26, 2008

    @mindspace,welcome to my space and the pleasure is mine

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