Malabar Avoli(pomfret) meen curry:
Pomfret fish-1(the one I had on hand was a big fellow must have weighted about 2kgs easily) cleaned & cut into serveable sizes
Shallots-1 cup(peeled,chopped finely)
Garlic-8 pods(peeled,chopped finely)
Ginger-2 inch(peeled,chopped finely)
Green chillies-2 slit length-wise
Curry leaves-1-2 sprig
Red chilly powder-4tsp
Coconut oil-4 tbsp
Heat a pan,add abt 1 tbsp of oil.Add the grated coconut and fry till brown(fry on medium to low heat;donot burn the coconut).Remove from fire,let it cool.Grind this with a little water(2tbsp) into a smooth paste.Set aside.In another pan pour 2 cups of water.To this add salt,2tsp of tumeric powder,2tsp of corriander powder & 2tsp of red chilly powder.Cook for about 10 minutes;till the raw smell of the masala powder fades away.Add the cleaned-cut fish pieces into this gravy.Let it cook for 5 minutes.Remove from flame & set this aside.
Take another pan,add the remaining 2tbsp of coconut oil.Add chopped garlic;saute till light brown.Then add the chopped shallots,ginger and slit green chillies.Add the ground coconut paste,the remaining 2tsp of corriander powder & 2tsp of red chilly powder.Add the kodampulli & the curry leaves.Fry till oil starts to separate.Remove from fire.Now add this fried masala to the cooked fish gravy.Simmer it for 5 minutes in low flame.The malabar fish curry is ready to be served with steamed rice or cooked tappioca (the keralite favourite combination).