Monday, June 9, 2014

fish yellow cucumber curry/meen dosakkai kuzhambu

Fish yellow cucumber curry/meen dosakkai kuzhambu

Yellow cucumber/dosakkai is mild watery flavored  vegetableand it just  tastes awesome when combined with fish in a tangy sauce.


Fish fillets                           -2
yellow cucumber/dosakkai-1 small
sesame oil                           -1 tbsp
mustard seeds                     -1/2 tsp
cumin seeds                        -1/2 tsp
fenugreek seeds                  -1/4 tsp
whole red chilis                   -2-3
curry leaves                         -few
onion                                   -1/2  finely chopped
coriander powder                -1 tsp
cumin powder                     -1/2 tsp
chili powder                        -1/2 tsp
turmeric powder                 -1/4 tsp
salt                                      -to taste
shredded coconut               -1 tbsp
sesame seeds                      -1 tbsp
tamarind pulp                     -1/2 lemon size pulp

preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time     :20 min


  • In a pan fry sesame seeds & shredded coconut until the sesame seeds start popping.

  • In another  kadai heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Follow it  with cumin seeds ,fenugreek seeds,red chili, curry leaves.

  • Add the chopped onions and fry until transparent.

  • Now put coriander powder,cumin powder,salt, turmeric powder,chili powder and salt.mix well and switch off.Allow it to cool.

  • Now grind it along with fried coconut and sesame seeds into a fine paste.
  • Add the ground paste in the same kadai and add the cubed  yellow cucumber /dosakkai(If the yellow cucumber is hard then fry them first for few minutes and then add the ground paste).

  • After few minutes add salt if necessary and pour tamarind juice(taken out of 1/2 lemon sized tamarind pulp soaked in water).
  • Cover and cook until the gravy starts boiling well.Now add the cubed fish fillets and cover again.Cook another 3-5 minutes until the fish gets cooked.

  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.

  • Serve over Rice/dosa/chapathi

Serves 3

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