Hyderabadi Fish Curry and bangles

Hyderabadi Fish curry
Hyderabadi Fish curry

Hello everyone! I am back after a two week hiatus as I had urgent jobs that needed to be attended to. Whenever I have too many tasks on hand, I make a to-do list on a priority basis. I am sure everyone does that. Women are supposed to be good at multi-tasking, but there are some jobs which need your full attention ( or maybe I am simply not good at multi-tasking 😉  ) Blogging somehow made its way into the middle of my list  which means I have more chores lined up for me the moment I hit the publish button.

Talking of women, one love which Indian women have since time immemorial ( earliest recorded 2600 BC ) is the love for bangles. Bangles made of gold,silver, platinum, glass, plastic or wood each have their own loyal fan following. Indian women are rarely seen without bangles adorning their wrists. Colorful bangles happen to be the most intrinsic part of an Indian bride’s jewelry.

Hyderabad is famous for its lac bangles studded with semi-precious stones and pearls. In fact there is an entire market known as ‘Lad bazar’ or ‘Chudi bazar’ in Hyderabad which has scores of tiny shops selling these glittering bangles. My mom recently went there to buy some bangles for her niece. I asked her to click some pics to share with all of you. And she sure did an awesome job.

lac bangles of hyderabad
lac bangles of hyderabad

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Gorgeous! Aren’t they?

Hyderabadis also love their food. They have their own combination of spices which make the dishes delectably enticing. The Hyderabadi fish curry is one such tantalizing delicacy.

Hyderabadi Fish Curry

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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 Ingredients:

  • 500 g fresh white fish cut into pieces
  • 1 cup of crisp fried onions
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds dry roasted
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds dry roasted
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Chironji 
  • 2 tbsp. dry coconut paste
  • 6 dry red chilis (more or less)

    For tempering:

  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) optional

     Other ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 a cup of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves

 

     Method:

  1. Shallow fry fish and keep aside.
  2. Pulse all the other ingredients into a smooth paste.
  3. In a pan, put 3-4 tbsp. oil and add the tempering ingredients. Fry till oil separates
  4. Add 2 tsp. tamarind pulp. and a glass of water and bring to a boil.
  5. Add fish and salt and simmer.
  6. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves .
  7. Serve with steamed rice or flat breads.


 

                            Thank You Selma

A special thanks to dear Selma@ Selma’s Table for her technical help. I was having a problem with posting the Print version of recipes and I asked her for help. A wonderful person and friend that she is, she immediately responded and gave me the required technical guidance. Thank you thank you ❤  dear Selma. This post is dedicated to you.

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I am taking this fish curry and the bangles to my Fiesta Friday friends. thank you Angie for hosting this amazing party every week so we can all chat and gossip over tables of delicious food. joining Angie this time are two gracious ladies Julianna @Foodie On Board and Hilda @Along The Grapevine. If you want to have fun come join me…..

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61 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice to see you after a break 🙂 Those bangles look nice 🙂 I have never tried Hyderabad I Fish! Let me see if I can pull myself to Kitchen soon.

    BTW I tried out your Vermicelli Chicken..made a little changes to make it a kids version for my little boy 🙂

    And I just completed my 6 months of blogging and have tagged you in that post 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Congratulations and Thank you dear Bilna ☺Thats very sweet of you.
      I hope your little boy liked it. Thanks for trying out the recipe. The spice levels have to be adjusted to suit individual tastes. I usually keep them lower to suit our non Indian blogger friends.

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  2. Love those bangles, great shots!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺They are so loved by women of all ages .And a must with the bridal trousseau

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  3. The colors in the images of your curry are spectacular! Of course, the images of the bangles are lovely.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. The pictures of the fish curry didnt need even a bit of editing at all. The colors just stòod out on their own ☺The credit for the bangle pics actually goes to my mom 😊

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  4. Lety C says:

    I’ve miss you! you always have such different flavors! Nice to have you back. Those bangles are beautiful!

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    1. skd says:

      Thats so sweet and kind of you Lety. I have missed you too. Thank you so much ☺

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  5. Loretta says:

    Very nice Skd, love fish curry, but I’m not familiar with one particular ingredient. Chironji? Selma was great, she helped me embed the recipe too by sending me instructions. I think there might be an error of sorts though? I tried hitting your PRINT button, and only the top portion came thru. I’m not sure if it has something to do with the picture in the recipe? I’m sure Selma will come right along and put it right :). She’s a whiz! Gorgeous bangles.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta ☺ I have linked Chironji to the wiki. You will get an idea. It helps in bringing together the gravy. If you cant get hold of it you could try using khuskhus (poppy seeds) or cashew paste.

      OMG! SOS Selma again. 😰📇🎆🎇🎇🎆🎆🎆

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  6. I being a vegetarian I don’t know about this dish but coming from you no doubt about the taste

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    1. skd says:

      Thats an immensely (faints)…(sprinkle sprinkle). ..kind thing to say .Thank you Vidya 😊for making my day

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    2. Freda Dias says:

      The Curry looks so delicious ! And those bangles are gorgeous ! Loved ’em😊

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      1. skd says:

        Thank you so much 🙂

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  7. Dana says:

    Lovesssssss it! I also have no doubt that this tastes way too delicious! Yummmmmy looking, its too early and I am already starving.
    Have a wonderful day filled with delicious aromas and flavours
    Dana
    x
    http://booquepress.com

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    1. skd says:

      Thankssssss Dana 😉 It tastes best with steamed white rice. makes a hearty meal. Grab a sandwich till lunch time.Have a wonderful week and lovely meals ahead.

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      1. Dana says:

        It was 7am. haha A sandwich couldn´t and wouldn´t do, I needed the steamed rice perhaps. haha, I am doing a little bit better after an apple and orange and lots of water.
        have a great day

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      2. skd says:

        Haha 😀 Sometimes when your heart is set on something nothing else will be satisfying. Thanks and have a great day too…

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      3. skd says:

        Loved the oceanographic pics on your blog but couldn’t comment with my wordpress account so commented as skd

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      4. Dana says:

        hahah I saw 🙂 and thank you
        x

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      5. Dana says:

        I saw and thank you very much
        xx

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  8. nitali04 says:

    The curry looks delicious..and I love Hyderabadi jewellery; the bangles and the pearls!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear. The Hyderabadi jewelry even the traditional clothes like the Khada dupatta still make quite a fashion statement. You must plan a visist sometime 🙂

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      1. nitali04 says:

        That visit has been on the radar for quite sometime..I don’t know when it will actually happen though 🙂 Khada dupatta? I didn’t know about that…Thanks to you, I learn’t something new today 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Thats the traditional bridal dress of Hyderabad. Even the brides sisters and friends wear it on the wedding day.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nell 🙂

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  9. Fazal says:

    Fish is an important food by Bengal vegetarians.Thay call it Jal pushp means flower of water.Even in breakfast fish is a must
    It has also lot of benefits like no chlorestrol
    etc
    Skd It is good that you have art of making seafood
    Congrats

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I got to learn something new today 🙂

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  10. My aunt would make fish in sauce when I was a kid, I loved the dish this reminds me of it 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I am so glad this recipe triggered good memories of your childhood ☺

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  11. muthahar says:

    Alhamdulillah you came back. I was missing your posts. I love fish curry

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for missing me😊I hope you like this curry.

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  12. It looks divine, spicy, aromatic and colorful skd. I love it my Dear. The bangles are gorgeous 🙂 Have a great day.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda ☺ You màde my day by your generous comment. Have a great day and a lovely week ahead 💕

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      1. You too my Dear xx

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  13. We were just gifted with some amazing pieces of fish. This recipe looks delicious. I am not familiar with Chironji. I’ll have to look it up.

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    1. skd says:

      Chironji is a thickening agent to the curry besides adding a nutty flavor. Julie if you cant get hold of chironji you can use cashew or almond paste.

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      1. skd says:

        My pleasure Julie ☺

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  14. Oh an I love jewelry too! Those bangles were beautiful. It would be fun shopping for them.

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    1. skd says:

      I know. They are quite a rage in Hyderabad. A bride wouldn’t want to be seen on her wedding day without them. Actually if you happen to witness a Hyderabadi wedding you will be amazed to see the gorgeous display of these bangles on every woman’s hand. Thank you for liking dear ☺

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      1. I’ve seen pictures of a coworkers son’s wedding and couldn’t believe all of the gorgeous dress and jewels!

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  15. coconutcraze says:

    This is a lovely preparation and I love the pictures! I am reminded of my trip to Hyderabad and walking around Charminar ogling at all the pearls and pretty lac bangles. I feel nostalgic!

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  16. Arl's World says:

    I have never had fish curry, but yours looks so good! And oh my those bangle bracelets! I love wearing bangle bracelets and these are so gorgeous indeed!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Arl ☺ Hyderabad is known for its royal cuisine, pearls, bangles and the rustic charm.

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  17. I love Indian bangles and I love Hyderabadi recipes, curries and rices. Yum!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for all your likes Fae ☺ You made my day.

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  18. Aquileana says:

    Excellent dish … Plus I love the bangles, all my best wishes SKD! Aquileana 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ Best wishes and looking forward to your next post.

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  19. Hilda says:

    Your beautiful pictures of bangles remind me that I have a roll of glass ones I bought when I lived in India and couldn’t imagine having bare arms. I have barely worn them since, but they they have travelled around the world with me and are still all in tact. I should start wearing them again. Your fish curry looks super, and reasonably simple to put together. I am assuming that chironji could be substituted with almonds?

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Its amazing how you have carefully preserved those over the years. Thank you for being an awesome host. Chironji can be substituted with almonds or cashews. They should do fine. The curry tastes delicious Hilda. Do try it some time and do take out your bangles then ☺

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  20. Nancy says:

    Your mom sure did a great job of photographing the bangles…they’re gorgeous! Delicious looking curry too…your photos are equally great. 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah I was surprised too Nancy ☺ Thank you for your kind words.

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  21. marsay786 says:

    Brilliant as always, I love the bangle pic too. Maybe you , and/OR Selma, could share how to go about with the print versions for recipes on WordPress, I also neEd help with that😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the nice comment. i will definitely like to help you. If you can give me your email address, i will forward the details.

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      1. marsay786 says:

        marriamsayed@ymail.com
        Much appreciated, thanks😊

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  22. dcarmack says:

    As a person who tries to eat nothing but meat each day I am always looking for surprising and delicious ways to mix things up. This one I will try next week. Such a pretty dish and blog!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww..thank you so much. Please do try it. I am sure you will like it. Seafood is my breather when i get bored of meat lol

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