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Meen Kozhambu Recipe

Meen Kozhambu
How to make Meen Kozhambu

Chef Bhatt cooks up an authentic Tamil Nadu dish called Meen Kozhambu. 'Meen' means fish and 'Kozhambu' is a gravy preparation made with a lot of tamarind and chilly powder. A hot and sour dish.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Meen Kozhambu

  • 1 Fish (here the chef uses sear fish)
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard oil
  • 1/4 tsp Methi seeds
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Tomato puree (puree of 4 tomatoes)
  • 1/2 Cup Tamarind pulp (soak about 75 gm of tamarind)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 7 Coriander leaves

How to Make Meen Kozhambu

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Clean and cut the fish and leave aside.
Heat oil in a pan; add the mustard seeds, methi seeds, onions and green chillies.
Cook till the onions turn a light brown and then add the ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and tomato puree and stir till they are all mixed well.
Now add the tamarind pulp and water and then add the fish. Allow the fish to cook for about 5 minutes.
Cook till the fish is done and then garnish with coriander and curry leaves and serve with rice.
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