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Kallu Shappu Meen Curry | Toddy Shop Fish Curry | Spicy Red Fish Curry

Kallu shappu style meen curry

Spicy Kerala style Toddy shop fish curry,usually served with tapioca.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6
Recipe source: Shappukarikal
Ingredients:

  1. Fish,cut into medium sized pieces – 1/2 Kg
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp
  4. Ginger,crushed – 2″ piece
  5. Garlic,crushed – 6 to 8 cloves
  6. Green chilies – 2( or to taste)
  7. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  8. Kashmiri chili powder- 2.5 to 3 tbsp( see notes)
  9. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Kudampuli /fish tamarind / kokum – 20 to 25 gms
  12. Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
  13. Water- as required
  14. Coconut Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  15. Salt- to taste

Instructions:

  • Soak fish tamarind/kokum in water until required.Heat oil in a manchatti.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Next add fenugreek seeds and saute for few seconds.

  • Add ginger, garlic ,green chilies and curry leaves.Saute until raw smell leaves.Now reduce flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.

  • Add kudampuli/kokum and stir well.Saute for about a minute over low flame, until the masala turns deep maroon.

  • Add water and salt to taste.Mix well and bring it to a boil.Now add fish ,cover and cook until done and gravy turns thick.

  • Add asafoetida and 1 tsp coconut oil.Gently swirl the manchatti and switch off the stove.

  • .NOTES

    • If you are using regular chili powder reduce the quantity to 2 tbsp.

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    7 Comments

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    Remya
    May 31, 2014 at 4:55 am

    oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!cant stop drooling…super spicy curry…

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    Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi
    May 31, 2014 at 7:31 am

    mind blowing recipe. I cant have enough of it…yum

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    nandoos kitchen
    June 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

    kothiyavunnu..

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    Unknown
    September 11, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Awsom…..i prepared…. thankyou…

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    Unknown
    September 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Awsomee…. I prepared…thankyou.

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    Unknown
    October 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Once, I had this fish curry with kappa in toddy shop in alleppey. It was amazing and can't get that taste out of my head. Thanks for sharing recipe.

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    Ajith N
    April 10, 2020 at 12:35 am

    came out nice…thanks !

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