Skip to main content

Fish Balls Kuzhambu


Want to try an interesting kuzhambu using fish instead of cooking it in a regular way ??

Then, try this yummy and delicious kuzhambu in which, the fish is made into paste and poached in a delicious tangy kuzhambu. This finger licking curry pairs excellent with a plain rice, idly or dosa. In this recipe, I have used Basa fish which can also be replaced with any varieties of boneless fish. The onions are sautéed along with curry leaves and spices is further made into paste to enhance the flavour and texture of the curry. The fish paste is mixed up with masala powders, egg white and corn flour is further gently dropped in a simmering curry and cooked till it floats on top of kuzhambu.


Ingredients :

For Fish Balls :

2 Basa Fillets ( Any variety of boneless fish can be used ) 
1 Tbsp Cornflour
1 Egg White
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
Less than 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
2 Tbsp Finely chopped Curry leaves
Salt to taste

For Kuzhambu :

2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Gingelly oil
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
1/2 Tsp Saunf
2 Big Onions, chopped
2 Sprig Curry leaves
4 Garlic pods
1 Big Tomato, Finely chopped
Lemon size Tamarind
1 1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder
2 Tsp Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp Cumin powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric power
Salt to taste
Few Curry leaves

Method :

Soak tamarind in one cup of water before starting the cooking process and keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add cinnamon stick followed by saunf, garlic pods, onions and curry leaves.

Saute till the colour of onion changes and remove from the flame.

Cool the mixture and grind into fine paste.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add curry leaves followed by the ground onion paste.

Saute it for a minute and add finely chopped tomato.

Saute till the tomato turns soft and mushy.

Now add turmeric powder followed by chilli, salt, cumin and coriander powder.

Mix well and add 1/2 cup of water.

Cover and cook till the oil separates from the masala.

Meanwhile, extract juice from the soaked tamarind and add it to the kuzhambu.

Add one more cup of water and let it boil in a medium flame till the raw smell of tamarind goes off.

Meanwhile, grind basa fish into fine paste and transfer it to a small bowl.

Add egg white, cornflour, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder to the fish paste and mix well.

Simmer the kuzhambu and drop the fish paste into ball shape ( like pakoda ).

Close and cook till the fish balls floats on top of kuzhambu.

Once done, garnish with curry leaves and remove from the flame.


Serving Options :

Serve hot with Rice or Idly or Dosa.


Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Potato & Peas Fry / Urulai kizhangu Patani Varuval

Most of you aware that I am posting my brother's favorite recipes for a week for Raksha Bandan and celebration time comes to an end today. 

Check out my previous special posts...

Vendakai Poriyal / Okra Stir fry

Bitter gourd Roast 

Badam Flavored Fruit Salad

Radish Sambhar

Pavakai Chips / Bitter gourd Chips

Garlic Chutney

Vadai Curd Kuzhambu

Wheat Bread Jamun 
Potato and Peas fry is a spicy curry which is served with rice varieties like lemon rice, tamarind rice and it also goes well with sambhar, rasam and curd. Dried peas can also be used in this recipe but it has to be soaked over night and pressure cooked for 4-5 whistles before adding to the curry. 

Ingredients :
2 Big Potatoes1/4 Cup Peas2  Onions1 tomato11/2 tbsp Kuzhambu Milagai Thool ( Chilli powder + Coriander powder )1/4 Turmeric powderSalt to taste2-3 Tbsp OilCoriander leaves for garnishingMethod :
Cut potatoes and pressure cook it for 3 whistles or cook it for 7-10 minutes in a microwave.Peel the skin and keep aside.Heat 2 tbsp oi…

Sankara Meen Kuzhambu / Red Snapper Fish Curry

Tangy and aromatic flavor of the curry along with a delicious taste of fish, when served with hot rice gives a joyous feeling for a FISH LOVER like me ;) This four letter word makes me drool any time and love it in any form of cuisine.
Generally Meen Kuzhambu is served with hot rice but it tastes more delicious and yummy when served with Hot steaming Idlis for the next day. The more the time, fish swims in the curry, the taste increases. Flavor of the Fish gets blend well with the curry and enhances the taste and aroma, when served it for the next day. 
Sankara fish has its unique taste and flavor and personally, I feel it gives delicious taste when prepared as kuzhambu than fry. Even few Restaurants started serving "Nethi Vacha meen Kuzhambu and Idli" in their menu.  

Are you a Fish Lover ?? Then get ready to Drool ;)



Ingredients :

1/2 Kg Sankara Fish / Red Snapper Fish, Cleaned and Washed2 Big Onions, Finely chopped2 Medium sized Tomatoes, Finely Chopped3 Green chillies, sliced

Ekadesi Kali

Happy Ekadesi Friends!

Vaikunta Ekadesi  is celebrated every year in the month of December or January and particularly on the 11th waxing moon that falls in the Margazhi month. Early morning of this day “the gate to Lord Vishnu 's inner Sanctum” is opened and in tamil we used to call it as “sorga vassal”. And according to our family culture, we used to fast on this  particular day by taking only tiffin items ( No rice allowed). Along with that, Kali is made as offering for god. And the next day of ekadesi is called as Dhuvadesi, on which fast is broken with the preparation of rice and curry with 21 vegetables. My mom prepares karakuzhambu with 21 veggies and according to my in laws place we prepare sambhar with 21 veggies. 
Ekadesi Kali….


Ingredients : ½ Cup Rice2 Cups Water¼ Cup Jaggery grated2 Elachi2 Tbsp Coconut grated or Chopped2 Tsp Ghee

Method :
Wash rice and dry roast in a pan till it turns crispy.Remove, cool it for 10 minutes and grind it little coarsely.Meanwhile, Add 2 tbsp …