Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kudampuliyitta Ney Meen Curry (Seer Fish Curry With Gambooge/Fish Tamarind) And Awards

Fish is one of the most consumed food in Kerala. If you ask most of the Keralites about their favorite fish dishes, I am sure a good % will include Kudampuliyitta Ney Meen Curry in their list and I am not an exception. I love this with kuthari choru (Kerala red rice/Paalakkadan matta rice). mmmm!!!!

Seer Fish (Ney Meen) : 8 pieces (Cut one round piece into 4 equal sized pieces)
Shallots : 5-6 nos (Chopped finely)
Ginger : 1 inch (Chopped finely)
Garlic : 2 cloves (Chopped finely)
Green Chilly : 2 nos (Splitted length wise)
Tomato : 1 medium (Sliced length wise)
Fish Tamarind/Gambooge (Kudampuli) : 3 pieces
Red Chilly Powder : 2 1/2 t spoon
Coriander Powder : 1 tspoon
Black Pepper Powder : 1/2 t spoon
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 t spoon
Salt : To taste
Cooking Oil (Preferably coconut oil) : 2 1/2 t spoon
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig

  1. Make a thick paste with turmeric powder and a little salt mixing it with very little water.
  2. Apply it on fish pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Wash the fish tamarinds and dip it in a bowl with water.
  4. Boil 1 1/2 table spoon oil in a man chatti (Earthen pot)
  5. Saute the chopped shallots till it is brownish and soft.
  6. Add curry leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  7. Add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add chopped tomatoes and mix for 10-20 seconds and then add 1 1/4 cup water and bring to boil.
  9. Add the soaked fish tamarind and fish pieces, lower the flame and heat it with lids open till fish is cooked.
  10. Don't stir using spoon after adding the fish because it may cause the pieces to break. For stirring, instead the chatti should be swirled.
  11. Spread 1 table spoon oil over the curry and swirl the chatti to make it spread on top of the gravy.
Delicious meen curry is ready. It is a great combination with kuthari choru.

The curry taste great after 7-8 hrs. I normally keep a portion for the next day. :)
The fish tamarind keeps on add sour taste when it stands. If you find the curry too sour remove the fish tamarind from it.

Thanks a lot to Fathima of Thattukada for sharing with me the below 3 awards. I am so excited to get 3 in a bundle!!!

I would like to share it with my following friends.

Thanks a lot to Beena of My Kitchen for sharing with me the below award.

To know more about me please click here. I love to share with all my blogger friends. Please feel free to accept it and post it in your blogs.


  1. Congrats on ur award...and kudampuliyitta ney meen!!! eniyenthu venam....

  2. I was thinking "Kudampuliyitta meen curry and that too with Ney meen, what else do you need".. Saw the comment above and was surprised to see Cicily thinking like me :-)

  3. curry looks spicy and delicious,would be just perfect with white rice...and congraz on all your awards aparna...

  4. congrats aparna..you sure have a nice space..i see you are a very avid blogger (you have more posts in 2 months than I have had in last 8 months..LOL)..keep up the good work! will be back for more!

  5. I love this curry dear...looks so tempting :) Congrats on your awards!

  6. fish curry looks spicy and tastyy...

  7. Congrats on your awards and the curry looks good too.

  8. Dear thankuuuu so much.. i ws very busy...Parents undayirunnu....Meen curry adipoli ayitundallooooo kurachu kappa koodi puzhungikko..

  9. adipoli dear...ney meen curry that too with kudambulli...yummy yum...tempting pics..i m so so hungry nw...congrats on ur awards, dear!

  10. FIsh curry looks fantastic, lipsmacking dear..congrats on ur awards..

  11. See this is why I dont miss to step in, oh my I just dont have words to explain how tempting this curry looks... slurrp slurrp!!! Congrats on your awards dear!!!


  12. "kudampuli ittu vacha nalla neymeen curry undu "ennu maattiyalo pattu...lol...my hubby's fav..looks perfect !

  13. Aparna u made my day, it's so delectable. thanks for the award will post it soon

  14. ingane...kothipikkauthee ente aparna....kurachu pack cheythu ayakku dear..fabulous presentation...

  15. Congrats on ur awards Aparna! And yeah the dish is tempting!

  16. Luks delicious dear!
    Congrats on ur well deserved awards...

  17. luk yuumy :)

    i have 3 awards waiting for u plz collect it from my blog :)

  18. Kudam puli etta meen curry kaanichu kothippikkallai

  19. thankyou so much guys..your comments are really encouraging me. @ neetz thankyou dear for thinkg about me.

  20. Congratulations on your award. This curry looks delicious!

  21. Hey Aparna,hope u r doing fine :) I missed many of your posts,Before I cd open your last posting I am here.
    Congrats and wishing many more to come...Thanks for sharing with me..:)

  22. Adipoli meen curry Kanditu kothi varunu :)