Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Umana / Fish curry

Fish curry (Umana) of this kind is easy to make , very spicy, a bit tangy. Mackerel is the only fish that goes really well.

My ingredients

Mackerels    : 4 in no cleaned, cut into 2 inch pieces. Marinate in 1 tbsp salt for 1/2 hour.

Onion  : 2 medium ( finely chopped).
Tamato :  1 medium finely chopped.
Tamrind :  1 tbsp pulp ( More if you love tangy).
Red chillie powder :  3 tsp.
Coriander powder  : 1 tsp.
coconut oil              :  2tbsp.
Coconut milk          :  1 cup or 11/2 cup.
Green chili              : 3-4   (Slit )
Salt as per taste.

  • Heat oil in a pan, add onion with 1/4 tsp of salt saute till color changes to light brown. Now add tomatoes , green chili and again  saute for another  minute.
  • Add paste of tamrind, chillie powder, coriander powder and 2 tbsp of water. Saute on medium flame till masala starts leaving oil from side ( we call it in hindi bhoona masala) a nice aroma starts coming out.
  • Now add coconut milk adjust for salt  mix well, Once  it starts boiling add marinated fish. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • To be served with chapati or white rice.