Thursday, January 10, 2013

MEEN PEERA - Fish With Shredded Coconut

Ingredients :

Fish : 1/2kg, cleaned (i used Anchovies)
Gambooge (kudambuli) : 2pieces
Shallots : 7
Curry Leaves : 2Springs
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 6
Green Chilly : 2
Shredded Coconut : 1Cup
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Chilly Powder : 1/2tsp
Coconut Oil : 2tbsp

Method :

1. Soak gambooge for 30 minutes in lukewarm water. Then clean well under running water and drain. keep aside.

2. Crush together green chilly, shallots, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, chilly powder, and curry leaves. Now add Coconut and crush well(Do not add water). 

3. Add 1tbsp coconut oil to the clay pot or any heavy bottom vessel to prevent the curry from sticking to the  bottom. Before the pot becomes too hot, add cleaned and drained fishes, crushed coconut mixture, salt, 1/4Cup water and gambooge.

4. cover and cook in low-medium flame for 10-15 minutes or till the fish is done. Stir occasionally. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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