500 g thalapath fish, 1 large onion (sliced), 4 cloves garlic or 1 tsp Mc Currie garlic paste, 1” piece ginger (finely chopped), 3 fresh green chillies (split lengthwise), 1” piece Mc Currie rampe, 1 tbsp Mc Currie curry leaves, 1 tsp Mc Currie coriander seeds, 1 tsp Mc Currie fennel seeds, 1 tsp Mc Currie fenugreek seeds, 1 tsp Mc Currie cumin seeds, 1” piece Mc Currie cinnamon quills, 1 tbsp Mc Currie roasted chillie powder, 1 tsp Mc Currie turmeric powder, 1 tsp Mc Currie black peppercorns, ½ tsp Mc Currie goraka paste, 4 cups water, salt to taste.
Cut fish into medium size pieces, wash well and set aside. In a dry grinder add coriander, cumin, peppercorns and grind to a smooth powder. In a food processor or if you have the good old grinding stone, add onions, ginger, garlic, chillie powder, goraka paste and turmeric and grind into a fine paste. Boil the 4 cups of water in a heavy based pan. Add curry leaves, lemongrass, fenugreek seeds, onion paste and ground spices. Stir and cook over a moderate flame for 10-15 minutes. While stirring add salt to taste and bring to boil. Lastly add the pieces of fish , reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.