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Friday, January 11, 2013

Fish Curry with Raw Mangoes & Coconut Milk | Mangaittu Meen Curry

Kerala as such is a very small state in India but when it comes to flavors & tastes,there are many wide variations as far as the south ,north or central Kerala is concerned.This is an authentic preparation from Thrissur. All the dishes here are made dominantly with the richness of coconut  milk & coconut shredded including sambhar.I learnt this preparation from my MIL and this tastes exotic with steamed rice.It has a thick rich gravy with coconut milk and the tender pieces of raw mangoes adds flavor to the curry.My family loves this way of preparation a lot and I often make it whenever fresh raw mangoes are available.Do give it a try and you'll definitely fall in love with this dish !!!


Ingredients
firm fish with bones(pompano/pomfret/mackerel/shrimp) 500gm,1 lb
raw mangoes 1 large peeled & sliced (refer notes)
shallots 6-7 crushed
green chillies 4-5 crushed
ginger 1 tsp crushed
garlic 1 tsp crushed
chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
thin coconut milk 2 cups
thick coconut milk 1/2-3/4 cup
salt
to temper
shallots 5-6 sliced thin
curry leaves few
coconut oil 2 tbsp


Method
-Clean the fish by rubbing sea salt and cut in small pieces,wash under running water until it turns clear.Drain water,keep aside.
-Crush the peeled shallots,green chillies,ginger & garlic together in a mortar or pestle.
-Mix the fish with sliced mangoes,crushed shallots,green chillies,ginger,curry leaves & garlic in a manchatti/clay pot.Add in the chilly powder,turmeric powder.Add the thin coconut milk and salt.
-Heat the manchatti/clay pot on medium flame.Bring to boil,let it cook until the flavors blend well and fish is cooked.It may take upto 10-13 minutes after boil,depending on the kind of fish.
-Lower the flame and add in the thick coconut milk.Put off flame once you see one or two bubbles appearing at the corners of the pot.
-In another pan,heat coconut oil.Add in the sliced shallots for tempering.Add in the curry leaves and saute until the shallots turn purplish pink.Put off flame and add the tempering to the curry along with the oil.Close the lid and leave for 10 minutes to retain the flavors before serving.
-Serve with steamed rice !!


Servings ~ 2-3 adults

NOTES
* I have used golden pompano/avoli fish.Fillets may not taste very good in this preparation.
* You can increase the chilly powder as per your tolerance.
* The raw mango slices should be medium thick so that it doesn't get over cooked with the gravy.
* Don't boil the curry after adding the thick coconut milk or else it may curdle.
* Manchatti /clay pot brings out the actual flavors but you can use other non stick pans too.



46 comments:

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

a tempting curry..

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

love your presentation. very nice way to use ingredient to showcase the dish.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouthwatering curry n wonderful clicks!!!

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouthwatering curry n wonderful clicks!!!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Best Blogger Tips

colorful and tempting

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely stunning presentation Julie! Great shots and a yummy recipe :)

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

My grandma used to add raw mango in fish curry.. Just thinking of the combo makes my mouth water.. Nicely presented, Julie.. :)

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful presentation. A totally new dish. Exciting flavours !

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering fish curry....lovely presentation too....

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Couldn't stop admiring the pic...Nice clicks Julie

Janani said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful presentation lovelyyyyyyyy

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie the coconut shell container is so adorable. This combination is also very very tasty!

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

totally love the presentation in the cheratta... fingerlicking gravy

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm.... mouth watering...

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

My alltime favourite...loved the addition of raw mango in the curry..very tempting..yumm

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Luv the click with cherata.

This is one of the best combi in a fish curry.

Luv this.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering fishcurry

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks gorgeous. Beautifully decorated and photographed too!

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

As usual looks delicious..

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Super -a irukku....can't imagine the taste... Mouth watering....

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

great presentation julie..loved it

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and inviting clicks Julie :) Looks so good, loved the coconut shell presentation!!

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy combo for fish. Must try...

Biny's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow i love the combo julie...love it with rice

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

just amazing..i can lots of hardwork in ur recipes these days..Keep it up dear...nice presentation

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Enikku venom more!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks too good !!! Nice presentation !!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum. yum. yum.... Drooling here

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli meen curry Julie.

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm drooling already. Love your photo and setting. Clever of you to serve it in the coconut shell.

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious fish curry dear...too tempting ...love the combo of raw mango and coconut milk.

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Luvly presentation, curry looks mouthwatering.

Irene said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks sooo yummy :)

Nandini M said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the richness of the curry!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful curry dear,love the presentation.

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely clicks... vaayil vellom varunnu...

Noel collections

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I came here to see the pics and drool.

Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a tempting curry looks very delicious...

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, wow, beautiful food styling, Julie! Love the coconut shell and the curry looks delicious..

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the coconut shell presentation. Yummy tangy fish curry..mouthwatering here.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/prawn-cha-chadi.html

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Omg, wat a stunning presentation,such a delicious and fingerlicking curry,full of flavours.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, the one in coconut looks so authentic- hmm, this dish is just so appetizing - mango in curry with fish to enhance flavor... \
i think your case is fish in curry and enhanced with mango :)
sure looks delicious with hot rice. making me hungry now, have a nice day

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

As i do not eat n cook fish(except fry for kids) i cant comment on the curry prepation but i love ur pics n presentation more!

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

...looking awesomely good!

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

bookmarked this. looks delicious

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

thatz tempting....loved the presentation