Indian Fish Curry Without Tamarind

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Unlike traditional south Indian fish curry in which tamarind is the main source of sourness, in this Indian fish curry without tamarind, tomatoes and lemons will provide the sourness.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Things Needed

Chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies.

Washed curry leaves and cilantro.

Lemons.

Salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Dry roast cumin seeds and grind them.  This adds flavor to the curry.

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Wash fish pieces in turmeric powder. Add turmeric powder and cumin seeds powder.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Grind half of the ginger and garlic pieces into a paste. Add it to the fish.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Add red chilli powder

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

and salt.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Mix everything and marinate for 10 minutes.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Shallow fry the fish pieces for a few second. Don’t fry too much like we fry fish fry. This step is optional.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Blot out the excess oil.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

In a kadai, heat oil and add ginger and garlic pieces.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Next add green chillies.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Then add the chopped onions.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

When onions are golden brown and cooked, add the tomatoes.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

Add coriander powder and red chilli powder. Stir fry for a minute and then add water.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

When the curry starts to boil, add fish pieces and allow it to cook. Test for sourness and add a few drops of lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

This fish curry goes well with rice. But it can also be a side dish for Indian Rotis.

Indian fish curry without tamarind recipe

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