Unakkameen (Dry Fish)-Drumstick curry


I prefer unakkameen , mostly pronounced as Onakkameen , to raw fish any day. I even love the Dried fish smell. I used to volunteer to go to the market near our home , so that i could buy from the monger all those i really love like "Nanku , Ayila , pambada..ooh!!!! i am drooling even at the mention of it. 
My joy knew no limits , when i found fleshy salted cod in our local grocers' just soon after i came to US.


This unakkameen curry is a must for  a "feel at home" lunch for me , especially after days of travel and feast on junk food. Par boiled rice , this curry and some thoran and pappadom..OOh ...thats certainly a comfort meal for me :)
Recipe for kerala style Unakka meen curry with drumsticks( muringakka)
Ingredients:-


To grind
Bowl 1
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Garlic - 1 or 2 cloves
Red chili powder - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste

Bowl 2
Unakkameen(dry fish-any variety) - 8- 10 medium pieces
Drumstick (Muringakka) - 5-6  pieces
Tomato chopped - 1or 2 nos OR Kudampuli - 2 pieces 
Green chilli chopped - 2-3
Shallots chopped - 5-6
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Oil
Red chilli ,curry leaves and mustard for seasoning

Method
Soak the dry fish in water for 4-5 hours so that the excess salt would reduce..
Soak Kudampuli in a cup of water.
Grind all the ingredients in Bowl 1 to a smooth  paste
Combine all other ingredients in Bowl 2 and cook with soaked kudampuli and the water. (add more water if needed.) 
Cook for 5-7 minutes , then add the ground coconut paste and cook it for another 5-7 minutes or until done.
Heat oil in a pan ,and add mustard seeds.When it starts to splutter red chillies and curry leaves .Pour it over the Curry..

    Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Recipe courtsey: My mom!!!

    34 comments:

    kittymatti said...

    ooh, this looks so good and the garnish is perfect!

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks Kittymatti..

    Rani said...

    Wow!!!!
    mouth watering

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks Rani...

    Priya said...

    Delicious curry...wat a eyecatching colour!

    Anonymous said...

    chechi,how can you make such mouthwatering dishes?

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks a lot Priya..
    and anonymous..I dint get who you are??

    sangi said...

    wat a wonderful presentation da!...my favourite curry...

    Sarah Naveen said...

    thanks Sangi dear....Infact my fav' too...

    Kitchen Flavours said...

    Wow......that's a delectable combo.....

    Sarah Naveen said...

    thanks Kitchen Flavours..Its so sad that i couldnt access yours!![:(]..

    Aysha said...

    Wow!!!!Sarah, this dish is really mouthwatering..very colorful too...I like all the ingredients in too..Will definitely try this

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks Aysha....Happy to hear that you liked it...

    Pooja said...

    Oohh that looks delicious n tempting Sarah! Never had curry with unakkameen before!

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks Pooja...Try it once..you would love it..

    ganga said...

    Looks delicious Sarah
    Nice blog name

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks ganga...

    Ayilya said...

    hey sarah...
    i love all your recipes..all looks too yummy.
    I started making it one by one,and its coming out really well.

    Gita said...

    Hi Sarah, Thanks for stopping by my blog...you have a lovely blog...loved all your recipes :) This fish gravy looks very delicious...this is very different from my usual fish gravies with tamarind...gotta try it soon :)

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Thanks a lot Gita..
    What makes the gravy different is the coconut paste and the tomatoes...Gr8 to hear that you like my blog!!!!

    Rekha shoban said...

    nalla kuttan!

    Preeti Singh said...

    Sarah....thats looks so creamy in coconut paste...different combo of fish and drunsticks..

    Parita said...

    Wow the gravy looks sooo good, loved the color!

    Sanghi said...

    I have not eaten dry fish at all, i hate the smell of it raw. but, Ur dish looks yummmy..!

    Kalaivani said...

    Hi Sarah,curry looks so delicious and mouth-watering.nice presentation.Thank you for (accidentally)visiting my blog.:)).You have gr8 collection of recipes too.

    Priyameena said...

    Dry fish and drumstick are wonderful combiation Looks delecious..

    Shabs.. said...

    hi sarah....first time in here....And the first thing i saw was dry fish curry....i love dry fish and its combo with drumstick or anything.....The whole curry will be full of bursting flavor.....m drooling!....Will make it for sure...bookmarked it.

    Smitha said...

    Just saw a similar recipe with prawns. I have never had dry fish.But is sure does sound good to me. :)

    ARUNA said...

    this is surely a yummmy recipe......awesome!!!!

    Shabs.. said...

    sarah, thx for leaving comments in my blog.Try the malabar dishes, u will fall in love with it....Pinney vannam vekkunnathu ariyilla, quite rich food!

    viki's Kitchen said...

    Love ur version of dry fish. I bet this will make a wonderful curry with drumstick. Dry fish is my most favorite item . It never smells bad to me. Every one calls me crazy for being a fan of dry fish. Hope to try it after getting some:)

    Anuradha said...

    First time to your blog.
    You have nice blog and very nice collection of recipes.
    Love ur version of dry fish.
    Yummy recipe..... awesome!!!!

    Do visit my space when u get free time.

    sangi said...

    da...pls..pls..come to my blog.. a surprise waiting for u...

    Sanju said...

    Tried this today.. Made it a little more watery to meet my taste.. It was...... Awesome..!!!!!

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