Monday, August 04, 2008

A friendship day to remember and Fish in coconut milk gravy

Yesterday, on Friendship day, S took over the house and gave a day off for me from my usual duties.While i went out shopping, he cooked his special mutton biryani for me.So when i came back tired from shopping (?) delicious hot biryani was waiting for me.Thanks to dear S for being a true friend and Hubby and for making the day special.

I clicked this picture before i left the house, as he was chopping up....

Mutton biryani with onion raita...

Fish in Coconut Milk Gravy


King Fish pieces - 2 lbs
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Red Onion - 1( finely chopped)
Tomato - 2 (finely chopped) (or use 1/2 cup of crushed tomatoes from a can)
Turmeric pwd - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3 (slit)
Coconut milk - 1 cup (i used store brought)
Jeera - 1/4tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Tamarind water - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - 1 string
Salt - as needed


Heat coconut oil and fry curry leaves,jeera,green chillies, garlic, onion, tomato very well.Then add red chilli and tumeric powder and saute well.Now add fish, tamarind and salt.Cook till fish is fully cooked.Now add coconut milk and switch off the heat soon.Do not let it boil.Enjoy it with rice.


Hi Maheswari....
Seems u had a nice friendship day. That was nice way to to celebrate a wonderful day. Biryani looks perfect.

Fish gravy looks so good. YUM!. The color looks so rich and perfect.

That was so sweet of ur hubby..And my belated frdship day wishes to u..

thats incredibly nice of your husband! :)

so sweet of your hubby! Mutton biriyani looks too good.. love the fish curry...

both mutton briyani and fish gravy looks absolutely delicious.

Happy Friendship Day!

Thats really very sweet of ur u had fun!happy frndship day dear...though belated :)

now this looks total yum,..long time i prepared fish curry...gonna make soon....

How cute..what a sweet way to celebrate friendship day:)

Lucky, So sweet u had fun shopping while he is cooking for u :) Happy friendship day Mahes!

That was really very sweet of your hubby... looks like you had a very nice friendship day :-)
The fish curry looks yummy!

Lucky you :) The biryani looks awesome and the fish gravy looks yummy!

Ummm Mouth watering recipe.

That is soo great that you guys celebrate friendship day.... :) Biryani and fish curry looks great!

It is TOOOOO special if someone cooks for us ;)

So you had a great day.... Both biryani and curry looks YUM:)

Am so glad that you had a great friendship day, Maheswari! Biryani looks delicious and I'm simply drooling over that fish!! :)

Choooo Chweet!!!!
dat was really a nice gesture.....
Eventhough I dont eat mutton and Fish.....I can say it tasted delicious as it was made with loads of love and care....
Wishing u happy belated friendship day and thanks for dropping by...
with regards to ur query of tea bags for choley, tea bags are used to give dark brown colour to the choley. If u dont want to use tea bags, you can use tea granules in muslin cloth or you can use Anardana powder (pomegrante powder) which is easily available.

absolutely sweet gesture, am sure it was because he thought you deserved it!

Very interesting recipe. Do you have any suggestion to make it vegetarian? Which veggie do you think will make a close substitute?


machu,lucky u...!It was so nice of mani to cook for u!!

Belated friendship day wishes..glad to have a friend like u..:)

hope u both had a nice time..both the snaps r looks delicious..gud combo with boiled tapioca

lucky you! ;-) looks like u had a great friendship day!! the biriyani looks awesome, not to mention the fish curry..the color itself is appetizing!


R u sure bava made this, i cant belive,,

may be bava bought biriyani and fish curry from hotel, while ur at shop, lol............

:-) ;-)

Bav's Cool down , i was kidding