Whenever you are having guests coming over for dinner, you dig deep into your creative mind and pull out all stops to impress them. Correct us if we are wrong. It's only natural for us to want to be a perfect host and make our guests feel comfortable while trying to bowl them over with our culinary creations. Gone are the days of simple dal, sabzi and roti routine; special occasions deserve special foods, and here's a special recipe of Malabari fish curry to serve some authentic south Indian food to your guests.
Malabari fish curry recipe straight from the green lands of Kerala is all you need to create a unique meal for your loved ones. The creamy fish dish is every seafood lover's top choice. All you need is the right recipe to cook up the real Kerala-style fish curry just the way it is supposed to be. So, here we have a recipe from chef Saurabh Srivastava of Aloft restaurant in New Delhi Aerocity, to help you explore your culinary craft and come up with this delicious fish curry like a pro.
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Coconut milk is the main ingredient of south Indian curries.
How To Make Malabari Fish Curry:
Here's the step-by-step recipe of Malabari fish curry with complete list of ingredients.
Fish is one of the most common foods in south Indian cuisine. There are a variety of Indian fish to choose from but this recipe picks seabass fish. Since, we are making it Malabari-style, the fish in doused in a creamy gravy of coconut milk simmered with the choicest of Malabari spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, coriander seeds and whole red chillies. Tamarind pulp is a must in Malabari dishes. So, make it in advance by soaking some tamarind in warm water and straining excessive water after rubbing the tamarind thoroughly to extract its juice.
Remember to cook the fish curry in coconut oil as that's what renders the authentic south Indian base to it. Also, don't miss garnishing the malabari curry with fresh coriander leaves and some fried curry leaves.
Try this chef-special Malabari fish curry recipe to put out a special south Indian meal for your family and friends.