Monday, February 7, 2011

Fish Kulambu / மீன் குழம்பு

Fish Kulambu/meen Kulambu


Fish pieces - 5
lemon size tamarind 
Chopped Onions - 1 big
Red chilli powder - 3 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeirc powder - 1tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Chopped tomatoes - 2 medium
Curry leaves  2 strings
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic slices - 10 no's ( use depends upon the strongness of the garlic)
Salt as reqd
pepper powder-1/4 tsp

  • Clean and cut the fish into big slices and keep it aside, extract the tamarind juice
  • Heat Oil in the heavy bottom pan, season the mustard and fenugreek seeds. Follow with curry leaves, garlic slices
  • Add the chopped onions, saute nicely till it turns light golden brown.add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and enough salt for the kulambu ( adding salt in this stage helps to cook the tomatoes quickly).
  • Close the pan with the lid till the tomatoes turn to mash, oil oozes on the edges.
  • After the tomatoes cooked well add the tamarind juice, stir it well. Leave it to cook nicely for 10 mts or till the raw smell of the masalas goes off.
  • Turn the fire to medium and finally add the fish slices and close the pan with the lid it will take only 5-10 mts  gets to cook, don't stir the kulambu after fish cooked well ( it will break into pieces).
  • Finally add some pepper powder and kulambhu is ready
  • Now the delicious Fish Kulambu is ready to serve with hot steamed rice
Happy Cooking


  1. Fish kulumbu looks so tempting,spicy and beautiful color.

  2. Kolladheenga Sheena..Soooooo tempting Ponga