Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuna in coconut gravy

My home town is known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. More about my place here That would probably give you an idea on the importance fish plays in our diet. Not just my town, the entire state is blessed with a wide variety of fish and we have umpteen ways of cooking it. In fact every home has a different way of making 'fish curry' which is an unavoidable part of lunch/dinner. In my home, this rule is broken only when we observe vegetarianism for some religious reasons :)

Kudampuli aka Malabar tamarind

This is the one crucial differentiating factor in traditional Kerala style fish recipes. The fruit is in yellowish green color. But the dried version is what we use in cooking. Click here to know the scientific name and little bit more.