Mackerel curry with roasted coconut and mango | Varutharacha ayala curry
Tangy Kerala mango fish curry with roasted coconut and mango
Mackerel curry with roasted coconut or Varutharacha ayala curry is a traditional side dish of Kerala made with mackerel and mangoes. Fish is an inevitable part of we Malayalee’s daily lunch menu. Kerala is very famous for different varieties of fish curries. We also make fish curry in many varieties like make curry with onion tomato masala, with coconut milk, with freshly ground coconut, with roasted coconut etc. I have already posted many different verities of fish curries here like
This fish curry goes well with rice but you can also serve this curry with appam, puttu, dosa etc. Fish curries always taste better for next day so don’t foget to keep some for the next day. Earthen pots are best for preparing fish curries but you can also use normal pans for preparing this curry. Hope you all will like this fish curry recipe. Please try it out and let me know how it turnred out for you.
2 no of Mackerel
1/2 of one coconut
1 no of Mango
5 no of Shallots
2 no of Tomato
4 no of Green chilli
1/4 spoon of Turmeric powder
1 spoon of Chilli powder
3/4 spoon of Coriander powder
1 pinch of Fenugreek powder.
5 cloves of Garlic
1 small piece of Ginger
1/2 spoon of Fennel seeds.
Salt as required Seasoning
1 spoon of Oil
4 no of Shallots
1 spring of curry leaves
Heat 1 S oil in a pan
Add grated coconut,garlic,ginger,curry leaves,fennel seeds.Fry well in medium flame.
Add all spices(chilli powder,corainder powder,turmeric powder) when it turns golden brown.
Stir well for 1 minute in low flame.
Remove from flame,let it cool completely. Add 2-3 TS of water to the roasted ingredients and grind it to a fine thick paste.
Add the mix to a pot(earthen pot is better).Add sliced onion,tomatoes,green chillies and curry leaves
Add 1/2 glass of water and salt.Mix well and let it boil.
When the gravy boils, add fish pieces and mangoes.Mix carefully.
Cover the pot and cook(medium flame). continue cooking till the fish is done
Heat 1/2 oil in a pan
Add chopped shallots,fenugreek seeds(3-4) and curry leaves.Saute for till golden brown color.
Add to fish curry and mix well.Soon cover the pot.Serve after 5 minute. Note :
1. If you don’t have fenugreek powder,add 2-3 fenugreek seeds while roasting the coconut.
2. This curry requires less oil.Also mango makes the curry more tasty and nutritious.