Kerala style fish mappas

  1. Fish: 1/2 kg cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
  2. Onion: 1 1/2 medium sized, sliced.
  3. Tomato: 3 sliced
  4. Ginger: 1 inch chopped
  5. Garlic: 5 to 6 cloves, chopped.
  6. Green Chilly: 2 or 3, slit.
  7. Red chilly powder: 2 tsp.
  8. Fresh coriander powder: 2-3 tsp.
  9. Turmeric: A fat pinch.
  10. Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
  11. Pepper powder: 1/4 tsp.
  12. Cinnamon: 1/4 inch.
  13. Cloves: 1/4 tsp.
  14. Cardamon: 2.
  15. Coconut milk: 1 cup.
  16. Thin coconut milk: 1/2 cup.
  17. Oil as needed
  18. Curry leaves-few

  1. Marinate the fish with red chilly powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder and salt set aside for 30 mins.
  2. Heat a pan with  oil and fry fish.keep it aside.
  3. Heat another pan and add 1or 2 tbsp of oil.
  4. Add in the cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
  5. Add in sliced onion, ginger-garlic, green chilly, and curry leaves....saute for 2 min.Until it gets a golden brown colour
  6. Then add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric, and pepper powder into it.
  7. Mix them and lightly fry it .Fry it until raw smell changed.
  8. Add in just two tomatoes  and saute well  add salt into not saute the tomatoes for long, they just have to blend into the masala...
  9. Add 1/2 cup thin coconut milk and gently add the fish pieces
  10. Cover it  and cook for about 5 to 7 min, occasionally swirling the pan, so that the fish does not get sticked to the bottom.
  11. Once the gravy has reduced, add the whole coconut milk and gently stir,
  12. Add  in sliced tomato and add into the  gravy, allow it to stand for a min or two and then switch off fire...
  13. Add in curry leaves.
  14. Serve as hot with rice.. or any other food you wish .