Chettinad style karapodi meen kuzhambu

Chettinad style Karapodi meen kuzhambu – Pony fish

Chettinad style Karapodi meen kuzhambu – Pony fish

This is the first time and trying fish kuzhambu with this karapodi/pony fish. It tastes really good when we make with chettinad style. Fish kuzhambu tastes really heavenly when prepared with freshly ground masalas. Usually fish kuzhambu tastes good the next day but when you add freshly ground masalas and cook properly the masalas it tasted good the same day itself. Pony fish/silver belly fish is commonly found in Tamil Nadu and it can be identified easily by its silver color.

This fish kuzhambu can be served with idly, dosa or hot steamed rice. This is a wonderful menu for non veg guest lunch ideas. You can serve with hot steamed idly in the morning or with steamed rice with fish fry and fish kuzhambu or with rasam.

Chettinad style karapodi meen kuzhambu

Check Karapodi meen kuzhambu recipe on youtube

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Chettinad style Karapodi meen kuzhambu - Pony fish

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people


For making masala paste

  • 2-3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp fennel
  • 1 tsp pepper corns
  • shallots and onion 200 gms
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 inch ginger chopped and garlic 5-6 cloves
  • 5-6 red chilly
  • 1/2 shell grated coconut

For making fish kuzhambu

  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp of fenugreek
  • Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • tomato paste - ground 5 tomatoes
  • 2-3 tsp chilly powder
  • Tamarind juice Soaked a lemon sized tamarind
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 kg Pony fish


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