Friday, December 5, 2008

Unakkameen (Dry Fish) Vellarikka Curry

  • Unakkameen 5 to 6 med pieces 
  • Vellarikka 2 cup
  • Coconut 1/2 grtd
  • Green Chilly 5 to 6
  • Shallots 3 to 4
  • Turmeric pdr 1/2 Tsp
  • Corriander pdr 2 Tsp
  • Chilly pdr 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Mustard
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil

Use big fleshy dried fish for better taste. Soak fish in water for 1/2 to 1 hr. Clean it and squeeze out the excess water and keep it aside. Cut vellarikka (cucumber)  into medium pieces. Cook fish and vellarikka with curry leaves, sliced shallots and water. Combine turmeric, corriander and chilly pdr and make it into a paste. Add it into the fish and boil well. Grind together coconut, chilly, turmeric pdr and shallots. Add this into the cooked fish and mix well. Boil it in low flame for few minutes. Season it with mustard and curry leaves.

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  1. I am haveing tears in my eyes. Can you imagine the effect one is haveing seeing this curry.
    Just like my mom makes them.
    I can just imagine pouring that curry to my rice and eating them.
    Just pure heaven.

  2. I cannot blv I missed this wonderful blog all these days. Where were you hiding dear?

  3. Nice one..I made with dry prawns last time..:)

  4. hey i have heard of unakachemeen curry..but this sounds cool too!!

  5. Happy cook, good ol' memories...

    Inji Pennu, welcome to kaipunyam...

    Varsha Vipins, that sounds a nice variation... shud try that too...

    Divz, thanks... u too tried chemmeen, surely I must try it out...

  6. tried this simple curry..came out well..thanks alot for this "naadan" recipe.

  7. i have tried unakkameen with pachakaaya...the same way...but i put fish aftr the vegetable was half cooked...

  8. I ll try this . Looks nice