Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fish Sambal

Its one my favorite mom's recipe.My mom is Malaysian & this sambal came from my mom. This fish sambal is an Malaysian recipe.Its a long process for making this fish.First we have to marinate the fish & fry the fish.Then we have to make the gravy for the fish.This fish sambal is only done with Mackeral fish.But,once you taste this fish you will be addicted to this sambal like me.Here comes the recipe.

For Fish fry:
  1. 1 lb Mackeral Fish
  2. 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  3. 2 tsp Coriander powder
  4. 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  5. 1/4 Turmeric powder
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. Oil for fry
For the Gravy:
  1. 5 Medium size onion
  2. 5 Medium size tomato
  3. 1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  4. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  5. 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  6. 1 tsp Chilli powder
  7. 1/4 Tarmarind concentrate
  8. 4 tbsp Coconut grated
  9. 1 tsp Salt
  10. Oil
  1. Marinate the fish with the ginger-garlic paste,salt,coriander powder,chilli powder & turmeric powder for 15 mts & fry the fish till the fish is half done.

2. Now,in a kadai splutter the mustard seeds & add the lengthwise cut onions.

3. Fry the onion till it is half done.Add the ginger-garlic paste & the chilli powder & cook for 4-5mts.(don't over cook the onion it should be half done.You have to see the onion in the gravy )

4. Then,add the chopped tomatos,salt & the turmeric powder & cook till the gravy seperates from the oil.

5. Add the tarmiand concentrate cook for 2-3mts.Now,add the fish & cook for 5mts.

6. Add the coconut paste cook the gravy for 5-6mts.

7. Fish sambal is ready serve with rice,roti,puri & naan.It will be very good with all.



Monisha said...

Hi Deepa -
The Sambal looks very delicious - finding fresh mackerel for this recipe is half the battle for me! I follow a slightly similar recipe for a Bengali fish curry - with a long process, but with a whole lot of punch!

archana said...

I am always looking for new and interesting fish curry recipes and i found one right here! Thank you for the recipe Deepa.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Deepa ,
Frying the fish and making a curry is new . Looks great . thanks for the recipe.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Hey this recipe is new to me... never heard the name... where do you buy mackerels here in the US???

Deepa Cooks said...

thank moniha,archana,prema & priya.

In schaumburg mackeral & catfish are the fish we can get daily & its very cheap too.So,I make offen.

maneka nirmal said...

hey deepa...that was an interesting recipe..i'll definetly try this and let u know ...keep cooking...

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks great, Deepa!! Keep'em coming!! :)))

Mallugirl said...

i am new to ur site , passing by but stopped when i saw ur fish curry. is sambal the same as a curry. looks very intersting.good work.

Puspha said...

Hi, I'm a Malaysian too. Ur fish sambal looks quite different than the normal once. However, it looks delicious.

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Kaarthik said...


I tried out the chicken gravy today...
it was really delicious...
i have tried many things from this site in the past...
I am an amateur in cooking. stil with ur guidelines i am able to make a delecious chicken.
Thanks a lot

chithu said...

Hai Deepa,
All are saying that the fish sambal is very nice but im Veggi Wht can I add instead of fish...

Plz say me.


Deepa Cooks said...

Hi chittu,

thanks for the comment.You can us panner,tofu,white raddish or eggplant.

Anonymous said...

i realized your photograph has good curry leaves in it, but not your recipe. When would curry leaves be added?

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