Meen Thilappichathu (Cochin style fish curry)
Meen Thilappichathu is a common fish preparation of Central Kerala especially Cochin. It is fish in a spicy and tangy sauce and is simple and easy to put together. You can use use any kind of fish like king fish, pearl spot, pom fret,mackerel or sardines. You can also use the same recipe to make eggs. This is a healthy and delicious recipe with very simple ingredients. Here I have used vinegar to make the sauce tangy which can be replaced with tomatoes.Try this..you will surely love it.
Fish - 1 lb(I used pomfret)
Ginger- 2 inch thick
Green chilly- 3
Curry leaves a few
Chilly powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
water- 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Clean and cut fish and keep aside.
Using a mixer blend into a coarse mixture (not paste) the shallots, green chilly, ginger garlic and curry leaves.
Heat oil in a pan and saute this mixture till it is golden brown. Add chilly powder and turmeric powder and saute till raw flavor disappears. Pour 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add the fish and vinegar and cover and cook till done. Simmer and allow the gravy to thicken. Finally add a few fresh curry leaves. Serve with rice or appam.
Hope you will all enjoy..