Karuvadu Curry
Karuvadu Kulambu recipe is a very famous south Indian dry fish curry,which is served with rice,idly,dosai.
Servings Prep Time
3people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
3people 10minutes
Cook Time
  1. Clean, wash and soak the dry-fish in steaming hot water for 5 mins.
  2. Once again wash and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the thick tamarind paste, kuzhambu pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd and salt in 3 cups of water.
  4. Keep the boiled mochai & chopped drumstick and brinjal slices ready.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard, cumin & fenugreek seeds.
  6. Add the curry leaves.
  7. Let them pop and splutter well.
  8. Add finely sliced onions & fry till the onions turn a little brown.
  9. Add the coarsely pounded garlic flakes and sauté well.
  10. Add sliced tomato pieces and cook till it is soft & mushy.
  11. Now add the chopped brinjal and drumstick pieces and boiled mochai.
  12. Toss well, so that the masala coats the veggies good.
  13. Stir in the tamarind spice mixture
  14. Let it boil on medium heat for 5 mins.
  15. Simmer for few more minutes.
  16. Now add the cleaned dried fish mix well.
  17. Cover and cook it for 6 to 8 mins on medium heat until the curry starts to thicken up slightly and the dry-fish is cooked soft & juicy.
  18. Turn off the flame, once the oil shows on the surface of the curry.
  19. Lipsmacking Karuvadu Curry is ready.
  20. If you wish to add coconut milk, taste for salt and add the coconut milk.
  21. Bring to the boil just once and remove from fire.
  22. It makes an excellent & mouthwatering combo with plain white rice.