Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Methadalu/Chinna Chepala Kura(Eguru)/Fresh Anchovies curry

I love to have non-vegetarian food almost every day, but we confined your self to eat only once in a week(it's mostly on Sunday)....On Sunday I made a visit to Asian Stores near my place and bought some fresh Anchovies(Methadalu) and cooked this delicious curry........So, I wanted to share the recipe with you all...........

Ingredients:
  • 1/2lb. Anchovies(cleaned), 1/2 Onion (roughly chopped), 1 Tomato(diced), A Small Berry Sized Tamarind (soak in 1/4 cup of water for 15min., and squeeze in to make tamarind juice), 1/4tsp. Turmeric, 11/2tsp. Red Chilli Powder, Salt to taste.

Masala Powder:

  • 1/4tsp.Mustard seeds, 1/4tsp.Methi seeds, 1/2tsp.Coriander seeds, dry roast them on medium flame until they turn light golden brown in color, now add 2 cloves of garlic and grind them to a fine powder.

Seasoning:

  • 3-4tsp.Oil, 1/2tsp.Mustard seeds, 2 Spring Curry Leaves.

Method:

  • In a wide pan add oil, once it's hot add all the seasoning ingredients, once they start to splutter add onions and fry until they are translucent, then add tomato and fry for a min., then add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric and tamarind water and cook until the curry comes to a boil, then add the fish pieces, cover with the lid and cook until the fish is 3/4 cooked(it takes appro.5-7min.), now remove the lid and cook until the curry comes to a thick gravy consistency, then add ground masala powder and give it a gentle stir and close it with the lid and turn the heat off.

  • This tastes heavenly if we add home made butter at the end, after turning the heat off.....Serve this curry with Steamed rice.

11 yummies:

Babli said...

This dish is absolutely new to me and looks delicious and yummy. Lovely recipe with good presentation.

Gulmohar said...

mmmm delicious...looks great ..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Prasu
This is great!! last time I had fresh anchovie was in Vietnam. Delhi, it is not available.
So I Forget the fish, the spice is so unique!!! I am going to try it on some other fish.( with your permission.)
Regards and Happy Deepavali

Padma said...

Nice presentation... looks delicious Prasu.
I really don't know why page is not opening dear or why it is slow. Will look at it and fix them very soon. Thanks for letting me know about it :)

Cham said...

We make a delicious curry with anchovies too :) Ur version looks simply droolworthy!

Suma Rajesh said...

this is new to me...looks tempting ...and thank u so much for the surprise award...i am soo honoured to get from u..thanks again...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious....full of nice flavours,must have been very tasty will surely try it

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looks yummy and its new to me dear!!Nicely presented..

Sandhya said...

Looks delicious... though i m a total veggie :)
thanks for dropping... by my space ..
i m following you from now on!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww...this looks amazing.. :)...
wonderful snap dear.....i love spicy things.. :)

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

iam also sea food lover ..yummy dish prasu

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