Fish Curry with Brinjal and Drumstick / Fish curry without coconut

Fish curry with brinjal and drumstick in a tangy tomato gravy.
I have been on the lookout for fish curries without coconut and stumbled on this very country style fish curry to go with rice.

Recipe adapted from: Sujitha easy cooking
Fish – 500 gms ( I used 3 Tilapia fillets)
Brinjal – 2
Drumstick – 1
Coriander powder- 1 -2 tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Tamarind paste -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

To grind: to paste
Tomato- 2
Onion -1 large
Ginger- 1 small piece
Garlic -4-5 flakes

To season:
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Coconut oil – 3 tsp

(The original recipe says to add 4 tomatoes and tamarind paste – I have substituted it with 2 tomatoes and 2 tsps of tomato paste )

1. Heat a pan/earthen ware with coconut oil in it and add the mustard when it crackles add fenugreek seeds curryleaves wait for a minute then add the ground tomato onion paste cover (otherwise it will splutter) and cook for 10 minutes until the masala is cooked. (I have added 2 tsps of tomato paste too instead of 4 tomatoes)
Now add the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes. (The eggplant I use becomes mushy in two minutes so I have added it along with fish)
2.Add chili powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.Let it cook for few minutes then add tamarind water( if tamarind is not used add enough water to cover the fish ).When it begins to boil add the fish cook it on low to medium flame for 15-20 minutes until the fish is done.
Serve with rice , veggies.

Note :Use fleshy fish with skin for this curry like Tuna (Choora) , Sheela (Barracuda)
Let the curry rest for an hour so the flavors mingle.
The gravy will thicken as it rests so water accordingly.

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Hope you like it.

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