Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UridMethi of fish in konkani (Fish Curry)

 Urid Methi is the next version of Umana. The feature added to this curry is the flavor of  urad (Split black gram) and methi (Fenugreek)  so called as Uridmethi.The same fishes used for umana should be used for urid methi. But this version goes really really well with mackerels (Bangda).  Iam using Mackerels.

All  that is required is


Mackerels  -- 1/2 kg.
Clean and cut into pieces. Marinate with 2 tsp of salt for 1/2 hour.

Coconut         : 1 cup ( finely grated)
Vatamb Soul   : 6

Items to be fried :
Red chillies         12
Coriander           2 tsp
Pepper               8
Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp   (Mohari)
Turmeric             1/2 tsp
Fenugreek          1/4 tsp   (Methi)
Split black gram  1/2 tsp   (Urad dal)

Fry the above items in 2 tsp of coconut oil  and seperately fry fenugreek and split gram dal. Grind the fried ingredients except fenugreek (Methi) and Split gram dal (Urad dal) together with coconut and vatamb into a very smooth paste.Later add fenugreek (methi) and split gram dal (urid dal) and then grind for a second.

Step 1:  In a wok, add around 2 Tbsp of coconut oil. Once hot, add slitted green chillies (appro :4),chopped onions (2 medium sized)  and finely chopped ginger (appro 2 inches). Fry till the onions turns their colour into light brown.

Step 2 : Add grounded masala paste, put around a cup of water. Let it simmer then add the marinate fish.Adjust for salt.

Step 3 :  Cook  for 15 minutes.

Serve with Rice or Chapati

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