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Ayala Mulakittathu / Kerala Style Mackerel Spicy Curry

Hi Friends, Ayala Mulakittathu is a spicy fish curry, and a traditional fish curry in kerala. Kerala is a state located along the coastal area of India. Fish plays a very major role in the daily food habbits of a non-vegetarian kerala family. The staple food of kerala is rice and fish. This fish curry is really a very good combination with mashed tapioca. This is fiery red colour curry which is hot as well as tangy. Here I used in this dish is kashmiri chilly powder, which is very mild in hot but gives a very bright red colour. The curry taste really yummy the day after it is prepared. This fish curry is also called as Kuttanadan style fish curry. I have a friend, his name is Ajith and he is from Allepy. He used to tell about this fish curry, and he used to cook this fish curry almost everyday, and its a hit among his room mates. I used kashmiri chilli powder for this recipe which gives this curry a very bright red colour without making it too much hot. So lets see how I prepared this wonderful curry. So dont miss to try this Ayala mulakittathu, send me feed back.




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How to Make Ayala Mulakittathu / Kerala Style Mackerel Spicy Curry




Clean the fish pieces with salt and lemon juice and keep it aside.

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Heat a manchatti / clay pot, pour oil and add  mustard seeds. When it splutter add fenugreek seeds. Saute it for 2 seconds

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Now add in shallots, ginger and garlic, green chillies. Saute till shallots turn slightly brown in color.

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Then lower down the stove flame to medium low, add chilly powder, corriander powder and Turmeric powder into it and saute it well till raw smell goes on.

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Add soaked kudampuli/gambooge with water, and required water( 1 and 1/2 CUP) and allow it to boil for 5- 10 minutes in a medium flame.

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Add in the fish pieces and curry leaves in the masala gravy and reduce the flame to low, cook covered clay pot with a lid and cook it for 10- 15 minutes in a low flame.

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Add the remaining curry leaves and sprinkle a pinch fenugreek powder on top  and remove from the flame.  Allow it to rest it for 1 hour, serve it along with rice and kappa/tapioca.

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Enjoy !! Happy Cooking

 

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