A traditional fish curry

Anchovies with mango make for a delicious curry. The dish is a traditional Kerala one and tastes good with hot rice. I learnt this recipe from my mother.

What you need

Coconut, grated - 1 cup

Coriander powder - 1 tbsp

Chilli powder - 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Salt -1 tsp

Fenugreek powder - 1 tsp

Mango, medium-sized, raw - 1

Green chillies - 5

Curry leaves - 10

Nethili fish - 500 gm

Tamarind juice-1 tbsp

Water - 2 cups

Cooking instructions

Grind the grated coconut, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fenugreek powder to a fine paste, add water and keep aside.

Add long, thinly sliced mango pieces, green chillies cut through the middle and curry leaves, fish and tamarind juice and stir well.

Transfer the contents to a cooking vessel and boil till both fish and mangoes turn soft.

Reduce the flame and slow cook till the water reduces to half.

Resmi Prasannakumari is an IT professional who is passionate about music, writing and ‘go green’ initiatives.