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Meen Murringakka Curry


Meen Murringakka Curry

Meen Murringakka Curry



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A deletable sardine fish curry with tamarind, coconut and drumsticks (murringakka). Tempered with shallots and red chillies. Serve with steamed rice. This recipe is absolutely delicious.


  • Marination:

    3 sardines (You can also use sear fish)

    Salt to taste

    1/4 tsp turmeric powder


    1/2 grated coconut

    2 tsp chopped garlic

    1 tsp chilli powder

    1 small ball tamarind

    For the Preparation:

    2 Tbsp coconut oil

    1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

    1 sliced onion

    1 tsp chopped ginger

    2 sliced green chillies

    5-6 curry leaves

    1 cup water

    6 piece drumsticks (1 drumstick cut into 2 " pieces)

    Salt to taste

    For Tempering:

    1 tsp coconut oil

    1/4 tsp mustard seeds

    5 shallots

    1 whole red chilli


Marinate the sardines in salt and turmeric powder for 1/2 hour.

Grind coconut, garlic, chilli powder and tamarind to a fine paste.

Heat oil in pan and crackle fenugreek seeds.

Add onions, chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute till onions turn brown. Add paste. Add water and drumsticks. Cook drumsticks till done.

Add salt. Add marinated fish. Cook for 5 minutes.

Temper with coconut oil, mustard seeds, shallots and an intact red chilli.

Serve hot with rice.

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Key Ingredients: fish, Salt, turmeric, desiccated coconut, red chilli, onion, green chillies, drumsticks, garlic, tamarind, fenugreek seeds, ginger, curry leaves, coconut oil, mustard seeds, shallots