Unakka Meen Manga Curry/Dry Fish Mango Curry
Dry fish is salted sun dried fish. It is used to make fish curry and is made just like the regular fish curry. This fish curry is coconut based and is spicy, sour with raw mango and tamarind. The dry fish in this recipe is mackerel. You can use any other dry fish of your choice.
Dry salted mackerel- 3
Raw mangoes diced- 1 medium
Ginger- 2 inch thick
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Shredded coconut- 1 1/3 cup
Tamarind- 1 small ball
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly-1
Rinse and clean the fish thoroughly. Soak in warm water for 10 minutes.
Make a fine paste or coconut, tamarind, chilly powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder. Finally add shallots and ginger and give it a quick pulse. Just crush it coarsely ,no need to make a paste.
Add this paste into an earthen pot or pan. Add chopped mangoes, green chilly, little salt and water. Mix and bring this to a boil. Now add the soaked dry fish and chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook in medium flame for 10-12 minutes or till the gravy thickens to desired consistency. Switch off the flame.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add red chilly and curry leaves and saute for a minute. Pour this over the curry.
Hope you will all enjoy.