Nellore Fish Pulusu (Authentic Nellore style chepala pulusu)
I have been to Nellore recently and this time, I made it a point to catch up with my late grandma’s friend who is an expert in cooking with fish..and I learnt it from her !! I tried it once I’m back to my place and it tasted justttt aweesoommeee…..! So here is the recipe for all those who love nellore style fish !!
1kg of river fish
1 raw mango
Tamarind – a small sweet lime sized ball
3 tsps of Chilli powder
2 tsps of salt
1 onion chopped finely
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Green Chillies – 2 chopped
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
I have taken pictures at every stage and I think I missed the last one..may be coz I couldnt wait to taste it !
Here is how you prepare -
1. Take fish pieces in a deep bottomed bowl. Add chilli powder, salt, juice of tamarind, turmeric and raw mango pieces.
2. In a deep bottomed, wide pan, add about 7 tsps of oil, once hot, add fenugreek seeds (fry till they turn slightly red else it would taste bitter), add mustard seeds, curry leaves , coriander, onions and tomatoes. Saute them nicely.
Once this is done, add the fish in tamarind masala to the tempering and cook with a closed lid for about 15 mins.
Done !! Simple. Tangy. Rustic. Lip-Smacking !