Fish - Tomato Curry:(South Tamil Nadu Style)
Fish 1/2 kilo washed and made into pieces
Garlic 1 large peeled and grated
Onion 1 large very finely chopped
Country tomatoes 5-6 (made into puree, that is boiled and skinned and made into thick paste)
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek 1/4 spoon
Chenna dal 1/2 spoon
Urad dal 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 1 cup
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Dry red chilies roasted and powdered fresh 1-2 spoons
Sesame oil 1 cup.
In a pan heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, Asafoetida, fenugreek, chenna dal, urad dal, pepper and curry leaves few. Let them pop and splutter well.
To this add garlic and fry till they are fragrant. Later add onions and fry till it is golden brown color. Now add the thick tomato puree.
Add salt, turmeric, freshly ground chili powder. Constantly stir cook. Maybe at low to medium heat. Do not cover.
Once the gravy consolidates, add fish to it. Let the fish sink in the gravy. Do not use spatula much now. Let the fish to cook just 3-4 minutes. Remove from stove.
Garnish with crisply fried curry leaves and lemon wedges.
Can be serves hot or mild warm. It tastes good with plain rice. Can be served along with idly, dosa or appam too.