India has a huge coastal line strectching across West to the South to the East. And with that comes various types of food adapted by the people living in the coast. The fish found in the water also varies and hence the recipes. Malvani Fish Curry comes from the west of India from a region names Malvan which is in the Konkan region of India (in the west).
Malvan region eats a lot of sea fish and combines their curries with a lot of spices, coconut and kokum (garcinia Indica) for tangyness. Its a typical recipe used only in this region of the country.
Let me take you to the beaches of India with this amazing Malvani Fish Curry recipe.
Malvani Fish Curry
Malvani Fish Curry (Coastal India Fish Curry)
Marinate fresh or thawed fish with little fresh lime juice and chilli powder for an hour.
For the gravy, blend 1 large red onion, 3 cloves of garlic, ginger, freshly grated coconut, half tomato and Malvani masala mix. I got this from my trip to Malvan which is in the coastal district of Maharashtra (Konkan close to Goa). I will try and get the recipe for the masala from my mom-in-law sometime so that it can be made at home.
In a pan, add oil and temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and some green chilli. After few seconds add the masala paste and saute` on very low flame for 10 mins.
Later add 1 cup of water to make it into a gravy based on your preference of consistency of the gravy. The marinated fish can be added to this gravy and cooked on a low flame for another 10 mins.
Konkani food always has a tangy flavour from Kokum/Garcinia Indica that's a fruit which is popularly added to give that authentic taste to the curry.
Season this with salt and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Always always serve it hot with steamed rice. (No place for roti or parathas here, please!)
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