Mangalorean Fish Pulimunchi | Easy Recipe
Fish Pulimunchi
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Puli means tangy/sour and munchi means chilli. This explains that the pulimunchi gravy is sour and spicy. Tamarind is used to impart sourness, and red chilies to make it spicy. The tamarind from Mangalore is significantly sour from the one that we get in other parts which imparts a great taste and colour to the curry.

This recipe is exquisite and does not require any complex preparations and as it is said the best things in life are simple. Using red chilies and other dry spices, a masala paste is made and fish is cooked in this paste along with tamarind pulp and water. Finally oil and curry leaves are added to temper the dish.

If you are a seafood lover, you’ll definitely love this dish. Prepare this recipe and we would love to know your experience in our comment section.

Prep time : 15 min cook time : 15 min Total time : 30 min

Ingredients Required :

  • Fish – 500gm
  • 2 onions
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1” ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • Tamarind juice
  • Salt
  • BON Fish Pulimunchi Powder – 5 tablespoon
  • BON Fish Pulimunchi Powder is a combination of red chillies, coriander, pepper, cumin, turmeric, salt and natural spices.

Preparation : 

  • Take 500 gm cleaned fish ( can be bangude also called bangda or mackerel fish or any of your favourite fish)
  • Clean the fish thoroughly and keep it ready
  • Take a cooking bowl, heat it and add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Now fry 2 onions in this until it turns golden brown in colour
  • Add 4 slit green chillies, 5 cloves garlic and sauté
  • Add 2 finely chopped tomatoes and 2 cups of water and cook well for 5 minutes
  • Now add 4 – 5 tablespoons of BON Fish Pulimunchi Masala, tamarind juice for the tangy taste and salt to taste
  • You can use lemon juice if tamarind is not available
  • Add salt to taste and let the curry start boiling
  • Now add the fish which was prepared earlier and reduce the flame
  • Let the curry cook for 10 minutes
  • Tangy and spicy Fish Pulimunchi is ready to serve

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