SAIVA MEEN KUZHAMBU I VEGETARIAN FISH GRAVY

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Saiva meen kuzhambu, sound itself interesting, isn't it? Yes! You heard it right, today am posting vegetarian fish gravy. It is popular in chettinad cuisine. I tasted the kuzhambu in my cousin wedding, the chef asked us to taste the saiva meen kuzhambu, even though its vegetarian I had little hesitate to taste the gravy:P I asked him, what is this? He told that its vazhai poo/plantain flower, which really looks like ayira meen (Makerel Fish). Then I tasted it, wow it was tasted great.


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The preparation is easy and it is totally worth of trying. My mom and grand ma told the recipe one by one and I proceed in their guidance. I love the crispy vazhai poo with the kuzhambu. Vegetarians/Vegans here is the recipe for us to try out how the taste of fish kuzhambu… ;)

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Category
Main Course - Gravy 
Cuisine
South Indian
Preparation Time
1 Hour 
Cooking Time
20-30 minutes
Servings
5-6

Source – My Mom

INGREDIENTS
Vazahipoo/Plantain flower – 1 Medium
Bengal gram flour – 2 Tbsp
Red chilli powder – ½ Tsp
Salt – 1/8 Tsp
For Gravy
Oil – 3 Tbsp 
Fenugreek – 1 Tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
Urad dal – 1 Tsp
Shallots – ½ Cup, chopped
Curry leaves – Few
Tomatoes – 2, chopped
Shallot and fennel seed paste – ¾ Cup (Shallots – ½ Cup + Fennel seeds – 2 Tsp + Oil – 1 Tsp – Sauté till transparent and blend into puree with water)
Kuzhambu chilli powder – 2 Tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ Tsp
Salt – To taste
Tamarind water – 1/4 Cup
Water – To require

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METHOD
  • Clean the banana flowers as I already shared the method in the previous post.
  • Take the wash and drain flowers, add besan flour, red chilli powder and salt mix it well.
  • Heat enough oil for deep fry, fry the florets into golden brown and keep it in absorbent paper.
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  • Meanwhile, take a mixing bowl add shallot puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and tamarind water.
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  • Add enough water for the gravy consistency.
  • Heat oil in pan, add fenugreek, mustard and urad dal wait for sputter.

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  • Add shallots and curry leaves sauté it till transparent.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté it till it mushy.
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  • Now pour the mixture into the pan, and allow boiling on high flame.
  • When it starts boiling keep the flame to low level and let it cook till the oil oozes out from the gravy. It takes 15-20 minutes.
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  • Now the gravy is ready, and then adds the fried florets mix it once and switch off the flame.
  • Serve it hot with hot rice and papads…
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NOTE
  • Its quick version of gravy preparation, which taught by my mom, you can make it for any other puli kuzhambu in peak time.
  • Add the fried florets 10 minutes before you serving; else it will become too soggy.
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8 comments:

  1. YUM! such tempting pics! very new concept to me..right in time for purattasi month at least i can have saiva meen! ;)

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    1. Thanks Divs... Sure, you can try out this month and enjoy... Don't forget to give me feed back... :)

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  2. Aiyra meen kuzhambu calling me, too good..

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  3. Yummy .A change for us , vegetarians too for that spl.Sunday meal.

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  4. Very tasty. I have tried it today... yummy and very easy to make...

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    1. Oh! Thanks Durga... Very happy to hear and glad that you liked it..If possible plz send me the tried recipe to my mail... :)

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    2. Oops I missed to click... Will send you next time surely as I liked it I will repeat soon

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