Monday, October 30, 2006

Fish(Salmon) Gravy

Global Warming has been one topic that interests me a great deal. After increasingly hearing gloom and doom about the effects of Global Warming, today research news out of Great Britain saying there is a possibility that worst could be avoided if action is taken NOW. Stern's report: 'If we act now, we can avoid the very worst'. Hopefully world governments would put their collective heads together and work something out. The worst effects of Global Warming would be felt most by countries in Africa, India and affecting the poor the most. Lot of information here on bbc.co.uk.

Now on to the recipe for the Fish Gravy. I also had a few mango pieces and remembering one Inji's Fish and Mango Curry recipe added that to the curry too. Inji glad to see your blog is back up and running but you are so quiet. Whats up? Give us an update please.


Fish Gravy
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Ingredients
1. 6-8 fish pieces (I used Salmon filet)
2. 1 big red onion chopped in a food processor
3. 1 big tomato chopped
4. 4 garlic chopped
5. Tamarind pulp about 1/2 cup
6. 1 tbsp Vathal Kuzhambu powder
7. 1 tbsp chilly powder (want spicy add more)
8. 1/4 sour mango pieces
9. salt to taste
10. season mustard, cumin, curry leaves
11. 2 tsp oil

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Method
1. In a pan heat the oil add the seasonings, mustard last and when the mustard starts to pop add the onion and saute till soft.
2. Add the garlic, tomato and mango pieces and saute till the tomato turns mushy.
3. Add the spice powders, mix well
4. Add the fish pieces,salt and tamarind pulp and cook till the fish pieces are cooked.
5. This recipe does not require too much water.

The sour taste of the mango pieces with the spicy gravy was delicious. Serve with white rice



Carrot Kheer
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This is one of those health delicious desserts you don't need a special occasion to prepare.

Ingredients
1. 6-8 Juicy carrots peeled and chopped
2. 2 1/2 cups Fat Free Milk
3. 6 tbsp sugar or to taste
4. 5 tbsp Nuts and raisins
6. 1 tsp ghee to fry the nuts and raisins
7. 1 cardmom powdered (optional)

Method
1. Pressure cook the carrot pieces with the 1 1/2 cups of milk and blend the cooked carrots.
2. In a pot pour the carrot paste, sugar,cardamom powder and the rest of the milk and boil till the carrot smell is completely gone.
3. Add the frieds nuts and raisins.

Serve warm or chilled.

12 comments:

  1. I dont eat fish, but the curry looks soooo appetizing

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  2. That's an interesting way of cooking salmon! Carrot kheer looks great too

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  3. I always end up grilling salmon. Have a slight mental block to salmon in curry style, but your curry looks tempting. Thanks!maybe now I will try it.

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  4. Priya S&S10/31/06, 10:08 PM

    The ingredients used for this curry seems to be little different . Do u make vatha kuzhambu podi at home coz I have never seen them here in the Indian stores here.

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  5. Shankari you can try the recipe with eggplant or pavarkai.

    RP try it out you will be hooked.

    Shaheen, I wanted to eat fish curry and Salmon is all I had, it makes the salmon soft and flaky and since the curry is not watery it coats the salmon and is yummy, try it.

    Priya, the podi I used for this recipe is from Grand Snacks and Sweets. I have the recipe for the podi as a link, try that one or substitute with puzhi kozhambu powder.

    I too have never seen them in grocery stores here. Maybe next time you visit India, I usally buy 2 or 3 jars and put them in the freezer.

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  6. Thanks for your Halloween gift ideas! I will surely do that next year! Great blog!

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  7. Priya S&S11/1/06, 12:12 PM

    Thank you for the podi recipe Indo. I never knew Grand Snacks & Sweets sell these kinda podis too. I will surely look for them when I visit India.

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  8. Hey,
    your fish curry looks yummm and is definitely diffrent form what I have had. Is this similar to konkani fish curry (pardon me for my ignorance) ? But that powder might be difficult for me to get. Send me some :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog
    --sandeepa

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  9. Hi ISG, have not had salmon in a very long time. The recipe looks great, and through this found your eggplant recipe with the same powder. I'll have to give it a try, thanks! Also like the healthy carrot dessert :)

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  10. Sandeepa, this dish atleast the idea is from Tamilnadu cuisine, I am not familiar with Konkani cuisine so don't know if it is similar. I have a link for the powder give that a try.

    Linda try the fish recipe and the carrot kheer, it should be a breeze for you.

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  11. Wonderful combo, Indo! Fish looks delicious with white rice and finish off with carrot kheer.Perfect!!:))

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  12. This recipe sounds delicious! I'm always looking for different ways to serve salmon. Thanks!

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