Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry

by RenukadeviKumanan
Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry

Saiva Meen Kuzhambu is a special Chettinad vegetarian curry,famous in South Tamilnadu. We do this Vegetarian Fish Curry with cowpea/ black-eyed peas which, we call in Tamil karamani. Contradictory to its name meen, which means fish, this dish doesn’t have any fish at all. Saiva Meen Kuzhambu can also be called as Vegetarian Fish Curry. We soak this cowpea and grind with few masala, steam and cut like fish shape. We roast in Tawa, add this vegetarian fish into the curry which, we prepare with onion,tomato and tamarind water as thin curry. The curry is nothing but Puli Kuzhambu / Kara Kuzhambu. The only part we need to concentrate more is to prepare this vegetarian fish using cow peas / thatta payar, which is also simple.It looks very similar to a traditional fish curry. Now we can see this in detail.
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Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry
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Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Cowpea/karamani - 1 cup
  • Shallots(peeled) - 100 gms
  • Tomato - 2 nos
  • Tamarind water - 1 cup
  • Dry red chilli - 2 no
  • garlic - 5 no
  • Funnel seed - 1 tsp
  • Sambhar powder/ Kuzhambu chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curryleaves - 1 string
  • Salt - 11/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Gingelly oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seed - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Cowpea/karamani - 1 cup
  • Shallots(peeled) - 100 gms
  • Tomato - 2 nos
  • Tamarind water - 1 cup
  • Dry red chilli - 2 no
  • garlic - 5 no
  • Funnel seed - 1 tsp
  • Sambhar powder/ Kuzhambu chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curryleaves - 1 string
  • Salt - 11/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Gingelly oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seed - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
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Instructions
  1. Soak for 2 hours Cowpea / karamani
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  2. In mixer jar add cowpea / karamani and dry red chilli, 4 number shallots, garlic, funnel seed grind well
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  3. Add salt and grind well if need add very little amount of water
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  4. In steamer plate apply oil and keep this ground masala as thick size and plate full round
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  5. Now steam for 10 mins and allow to cool
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  6. Now cut like fish shape and keep aside
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  7. In tawa or pan add oil and shallow fry the vegetarian fish / saiva meen. Toast both side and keep aside.
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  8. IN pan add gingelly oil and temper mustard, jeera, fenugreek seed and curry leaves
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  9. Now add shallots and saute well and add tomato and saute well
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  10. Now add all powders and mix well and saute
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  11. Now add tamarind water and boil till the raw small goes out
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  12. For thick curry you can add that ground paste little with water and can add to the curry
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  13. Bring curry to boil as little thick and make sure with medium flame of gas burn
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  14. Now add the vegetarian fish / Saiva Meen to curry and bring boil foe 5 to 7 mins and turn off.
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry – pachakam.com
  15. Now your Saiva Meen Kuzhambu ready
    Saiva Meen Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Fish Curry
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dish Kara Kuzhambu
You can also visit Nadan Varutharacha Curry

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