Unakka Meen Kari – Sun-dried Fish Curry

Unakka Meen Kari – Sun-dried Fish Curry Ingredients

Serves: 4

250 gms sun-dried fish

2 tsp oil

4 cloves garlic,chopped

3 stalk curry leaves

1/2 tsp salt

Ground to a fine paste:

3 shallots,chopped

3-cm piece ginger,chopped

8 dry red chillies,torn into pieces

A walnut-sized ball of seedless tamarind

1 tsp turmeric powder

4 tsp water

Unakka Meen Kari – Sun-dried Fish Curry – Method of Preparation
  • Wash fish and soak in water for an hour. Drain, dry and cut into 5-cm pieces.
  • Rub spice paste into fish and marinate for an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and curry leaves, and fry till the aroma of cooked garlic is released.
  • Pour in scant 1/2 cup water and stir in fish. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Variation: Sun-dried prawns can be cooked in the same way. Soak in water for 30 minutes only.

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