Chettinadu Karuvadu Kolambu(Dry Fish Gravy)





Karuvadu Kolambu

1> Dry Fish - 100gms
2> Black Beans(Mocha kotta) - 75gms
3> Egg Plant(Brinjal / Kathirikai) - 3 (Each cut into 4 pieces)
4> Onion - 1 Finely Chopped
5> Tomatto - 1 Finely Chopped
6> Vendhiyam - 1/2 spoon
7> Curry Leaves - 15 leaves
8> Tamarind - 10gms(Make this as a paste)
9> Turmeric - 1/2 spoon
10> Red chilli Powder - 1 spoon
11> Coriander Powder - 2 spoon
12> Salt to taste
13> Oil 5 spoons
14> Coconut milk - 1 cup(50ml)

Step 1 :
Fry 2 in an empty plan for 5 minutes in medium sim (No oil)

Step 2 :
Soak Step1 result in a glass of water for 1 hour

Step 3 :
Pour Oil in PAN and then fry 6 / 7 and then 4 / 5 and fry well in the same order

Step 4 :
Pour Tamarind paste and couple of glasses of water

Step 5 :
Put 9 / 10 / 11 and mix it well

Step 6 :
Add 3.Once the contents in step 6 gets boiled.Add Step 2 stuff here and let it boil once.

Step 7 :
Check all the above are well cooked and then put 14 and after one boil.Put Dry fish and then let it boil once atleast and then remove the pan from flame.

Step 8 :
Karuvadu Kolambu is ready

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joseph,

Recipe sekirama podupa..vai urudhu !!!

~ RS

Anonymous said...

Joseph,

Tried this and it came very well.Tasted same as of my MIL's karuvatu kolambu.

~RS

Malar Gandhi said...

Aah u too want to say 'Kolambu' now! You really made nice 'Kuzhambu' there!

Joseph Selvaraj said...

Thanks for the comment..will change from next time

TamilPonnu said...

ur blog is too dangerous!! lol.. either u should live close to my house .. it's just wrong that i'm cking out ur pics after i did one hour of cardio.. LOL.. anyways.. thanks for the recipes.

Joseph Selvaraj said...

Thank u and keep visiting

Regards,
Joseph

Anonymous said...

Your Karuvadu Kolambu sounds authentic and I am going to try it! What is the English name of the dry fish you used and where did you get it? Being in the USA and not having any oriental store around my place, I wonder where I can find dry fish.

Joseph Selvaraj said...

Hi,

Thanks for the compliment.Are u in CA ? You get everything here in CA.

Regards,
Joseph

Anonymous said...

No, I'm in PA. As far as I know, the closer I can get for a dry fish would be a substitute like the salt-cured, canned anchovies (I believe it is the same 'nethili meen' in Tamil) which is available in the regular grocery store here. But anyway, I am still going to give it a try as being a Tamilian who is fond of Karuvadu Kolambu, but haven't thought of it in a long time (maybe because of not seeing any dry fish around!) until I saw your blog which brings old memories of having it back home which makes me to crave for it again (like panchathula adippatamaathuri!)...you know what I am talking about :-)! God Bless!

Joseph Selvaraj said...

Hey One of my friend tried this wih the canned one and he said its not that good..still u can give a try..Suggestion would be to enquire about this in the nearest indian grocery shop.

Regards,
Joseph

Thilak said...

anathey nangalum try pannom summa supera iruthichi chancey illa!!
~Thilak

Thilak said...

Joseph anathey,

neenga enga theivam nangalum try pannom. summa solakoodathu supera irunthichi

sylvia said...

hi,
I just came across ur blog while searching for this recipe.after doing, it came out well.Thanks for the good recipe and the chettinadu style which i think is far better than the book way.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joseph,

Any idea where i can get the dry fish in California area.