Meen Mulakittathu is usually prepared with rice. This is one of the side dishes for a typical plain rice at Malabar or coastal Karnataka. The way it is prepared may differ from home to home .
Usually Mackerel or Sardines fish is used to make this but I did not have either of them , I used King fish.
4 mackerel or sardines or king fish
6 small onions
6 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Small ball of tamarind
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tsp fenugreek
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 springs of curry leaves
salt to taste
Chop the onion and green chillies
Crush the garlic.
Soak the tamarind in a little water and squeeze out the juice.
Chop the tomato.
Heat the oil.
When it starts to crackle, add the fenugreek, onion, green chilli's and garlic.
Fry for a few seconds.
Add chili powder, turmeric powder and tamarind water.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Add the fish, curry leaves and salt.
Cook till the fish is done.