Friday, June 20, 2008

Kadai Fish fry in Coconut milk gravy

I had some frozen Tuna Steaks in my freezer which I used to make Kadai Fish fry. I shallow fried the fish and then added it to a Coconut milk gravy. This I served as a side-dish along with Roti.

I received the Yummy Blog Award from Usha of Veg Inspirations. I received one more award from Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner. Its called "Blogging with a purpose award":) Thank you so much Ranji and Usha :) ....Coming to think about it, I remember the initial purpose with which I started "My Kitchen Treats" :) .....It was for the sole purpose of having some kind of proof to show some people in my life who think I don't know the abc of cooking ;)) ...Yes friends, believe it or not that was my initial purpose,.....but believe me, its changed a lot from way back then. I did not get what I thought I would get (because some people are called "Impossible" not for nothing when it comes to their prejudiced ways of judgment), but I got something much bigger than what I wanted, I got a lot of friends, confidence, encouragement, and last but not the least a lot of creative ideas, tips and tricks from a lot of blogs. Apart from these I realized my interest in writing, and photography . Blogging definitely made me learn lot of things which I would not have otherwise given a second thought.

Here is how I made the Kadai Fish fry in Coconut milk gravy:

For Kadai Fish fry:


2 frozen/fresh Albacore Tuna steaks (boneless)
Oil for shallow frying
Shallow frying pan

For the marinade:

Chilli powder: 2 teaspoons
Vinegar/lemon juice: 1/4 cup
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
Onion powder: 2 teaspoons
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 teaspoons
Salt: as per taste


After thawing the frozen tuna, cut the steaks into chunks and marinate it with the above marinade for 15-20 minutes. In a shallow frying pan, add oil until it is 1/4 the level in the frying pan. Let it heat on high flame.

Fry the fish pieces taking care that the pan is not crowded, else the fish will not be cooked uniformly. Turn the pieces from time to time to cook all sides. If the oil is sufficiently hot, it will take around 3-4 minutes to cook each side. Collect the fish pieces on a dish layered with paper napkins to absorb excess oil.
For the Coconut milk gravy:

1/2 cup thick Coconut milk
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 teaspoon cornflour
Grind to a paste: 4 shallots + 3 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste + 4 red chillies
Mix : 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder + 1 teaspoon coriander powder + a pinch of turmeric powder + 1 tablespoon water to form a thick paste
Asafoetida (hing): 1/4 teaspoon
Tomato paste: 1 tablespoon
Salt: as per taste
Oil: 2 tablespoons
Garam Masala: a pinch


In a shallow pan on high flame, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Then add the hing, and low the fire to medium low. Then add the powder paste and stir well for 5 seconds, then add the ground paste and stir until the raw smell is gone. This will take approximately 1-2 minutes, on medium flame. Then add the tomato paste, stir for 5 seconds. Add a little salt. Meanwhile take half of the thick coconut milk and combine with 1/2 cup of luke warm water . Then add it to the pan little by little so that it mixes well with the masala for approximately 3 minutes at high flame. When the masala starts to boil, lower the fire to medium and add the fried fish and again bring it to a boil. Lower the fire to medium. Mix the rest of the coconut milk with 1 teaspoon cornflour and add it to the fish. Stir for a minute. Check for salt again and add if necessary. Sprinkle with a pinch of garam masala and garnish with spring onions.

Did you folks check out the yummy combination of Gobi Manchuri and Layered Porotta (Kerala Porotta) in Ranji's blog? She is shared useful tips she got from Cham :) ..I am gonna try that:)


Asha said...

Here is my invaluable comment! Hahaha!

Excellent color, masala sounds great. I don't cook with fish much, will be very happy to use veggies or chicken!:)

Now it's your turn leave your good one!:)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thats excellent recipe drooling ....nice colour and texture....delicious

ranji said... this the same curry u prepared when we came to ur place?we loved it sooooooo of the best i ever had:).i will definitely make this roops...never bought tuna fish b4..if i dont find it..will catfish or tilapia or cod do?..congrats on ur award...u really deserve it:)

Mishmash ! said...

Roopa...i just saw ur comment....its ok , dear....pls dont feel bad...i understand the confusion..:)

Btw, well said about :"..some people are called "Impossible" not for nothing when it comes to their prejudiced ways of judgment" :)

I love Ududha Appay...u can send me some :P


Cham said...

Wow, the fish kadai looks excellent, i make often fry for my son and me too... Will try ur's soon....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... that fish curry really rocks. Look great... YUM!.... The pictures are so tempting. Turned out so perfect. Loved the deep red color.

Happy cook said...

Wow that fish kadai looks so good that i am drooling hre.£Beautiful colour too

Devi Priya said...

Don't know much about fish, as I am a vegetarian, but the color surely looks good!

Sujatha said...

Love your color and your gravy texture! I love fish and this is a new recipe for me. Will try this soon for sure.

Andhra Flavors said...

I heard fish curry with coconut milk. but dont know recipe. Your recipe looks nice colour and texture....delicious.

kamala said...

Fish curry is fav at my home.Urs look so good Roopa..Love the texture and color

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

drool, roopa!!! the curry looks awesome, the color is so appetizing.. and with coconut milk gravy it mustve been out of the world!!

Maheswari said...

oh..that kadai looks so mouthwatering..Fish and coconut, a heavenly combo..

Jeena said...

When I saw your fish curry I was ready to take some bread and dip it straight in. It looks DELICIOUS!!!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi roopa
visting your post after a long time but loved this latest post with coconut milk...kadai fish fry will certainly taste unique from the flavour i know of..will try it certainly...thanks for posting.

Suma Rajesh said...

surprise for u..check my blog

Divya said...

you've been hugged--

Cynthia said...

Fish curry is one of my favourite dishes. I try to have it at least once a week. Not always with coconut milk though :)

Andhra Flavors said...

awesome entry! You have something in my blog:)

Seena said...

No news for long?
Had mailed you long back..hope everything is fine with u.. :)

Please do not copy

All contents in this blog cannot be copied without written permission from the blog author.


Related Posts with Thumbnails