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 !