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Meen Mutta Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Fish Roe)

 

 

Cooking fish roe was almost a nightmare for me during my initial years of marriage as I always used to find them bland. After a lot of trial and errors, I was satisfied with this preparation as it gives more flavour to the roe. This maybe slightly high on the ‘heat quotient’ for those who are less tolerant when it comes to chillies. I would recommend using chilli to suit your heat tolerance.

Meen Mutta Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Fish Roe)

Cooking fish roe was almost a nightmare for me during my initial years of marriage as I always used to find them bland. After a lot of trial and errors, I was satisfied with this preparation as it gives more flavour to the roe. This maybe slightly high on the 'heat quotient' for those who are less t

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms Fish roe
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 cup shallots Sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Green chilli Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds Crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder - (or less)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Grated

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean the roe well. Cut them into smaller chunks for easy cooking. The shape doesn't really matter as we will be crumbling them later.
  • Take 1/4 cup water in an earthen pot. Add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, salt, gambooge and a sprig of curry leaves.
  • Bring to a rolling boil.
  • Add the fish roe into it and mix well.
  • Continue cooking on high heat, stirring occasionally, till the liquid is evaporated and the roe is cooked through.
  • Remove the gambooge from the roe and discard.
  • Switch off heat and keep aside.
  • Heat another pan and add oil.
  • Tip in the curry leaves and shallots and saute till the shallots are nearly brown in colour.
  • Add the chopped green chilli, garlic paste and ginger paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the crushed fennel seeds, chilli powder, pepper powder and turmeric powder and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Tip in the cooked roe and mix well. Crumble the roe using the spoon. (If you like to have it as chunks, you needn't crumble them).
  • Cook for another minute and switch off heat.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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