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Thursday, July 26, 2007


Ingredients :
Fish - 1/2 Kg (Your choice)
Onion - 1 Small
Ginger - 1 Small piece
Garlic - 5-7 Flakes
Green Chili - 4-6
Curry leaves - 1 Strand
Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Salt - As required
Turmeric - 1/2 Tsp
Thin Coconut milk - 2 Cups
Thick Coconut milk - 1/2 Cup
Kukum star(Kodum Puli) - 3-5 pieces
Coconut oil - 1-2 Tbsp

Method :
1) Add coconut oil/olive oil (Coconut oil tastes better though) in a kadai,when hot add chopped onion and fry till transparent.
2) Then add the chopped ginger,garlic,green chili and curry leaves and fry for 2-3 minutes.
3) Now add turmeric powder,chili powder,salt and fry for 2-3 minutes.
4) Add the thin coconut milk and let it boil.
5) When boiling slip in the fish pieces and well washed kudampuli.Cover and let it boil well.
6) Don't stir once the fish is cooked well.Lastly add the thick coconut milk ,check and adjust the taste.Don't let it boil,before boiling remove from stove.Fish Mappas is ready.Serve with hot steaming rice :-)
Variation : Instead of Fish,you can add chicken and make chicken Mappas too.But in chicken mappas omit the kodampuli.


Arun Vijayraghavan said...

Looks good :) Kasthuri might try it later, post some veggie dishes also...great recepies

Viji said...

Thank you very much Arun.Kasthuri will surely like this dish.Surely,I will keep u in mind and post veggie dishes too :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

Srivalli said...

wow...excellent looking dish...nice one viji


Viji said...

Thanks Srivali.Do prepare and give me the feed back:-)

Pravs said...

why is this fish curry called mappas ? looks like a nice meen curry.

Viji said...

Good question, actually, I haven't thought about why this dish is called fish mappas??:-).I dont know much about it, but it's an orthodox syrian christian dish.It's a very good meen curry,it taste's like meen curry but gives a difference too.In this, we use coconut milk and kodampuli.I loved it.