Monday, April 17, 2006

Fish mappas

I have no idea how the fish curry got the mappas name. Most orthodox Syrian Christian homes have their own mappas recipe. this is how my grandmother made her fish mappas.

Any firm white fish cut in to chunks: 1/2 kg

coriander powder:1 tbl spn
Chilli powder:1 t spn
turmeric powder:1 tspn
Pepper powder:1/4 t spn
Soak the above powders in 3 tbl spn water.

Oil :2 tbl spn
mustard :1 t spn
Fenugreek/uluva:1/2 t spn
onion sliced in to fine slivers:1/2 cup
ginger sliced in to fine slivers:1 tspn
garlic sliced in to slivers:1 t spn
green chillies sliced in to half:5 nos
tomato:2 sliced in to quarters
coconut milk:3/4 cup
Heat oil, add the mustard seeds, when it finished spluttering, add the fenugreek seeds, when it turns brown, add the onion,ginger,garlic, greenchillies..saute till the onion turns light brown, add the soaked powder, keep stirring for another 5 mints.( don't burn!!!, if the masala get too dry add a tbl spn water). Add 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water and salt. When it boils, layer the fish at the bottom and place the tomatoes on top. 10 mints later, turn the fish, when the fish is cooked, add the remaining coconut milk and gently stir. take off from the fire and eat with hot rice.


Me said...

Hey Immigrant in Canada,
I have a question unrelated to fish mappas. Is it Syrian Orthodox or Orthodox Syrian? Silly question, I know but have been struggling with this. Uhmm...

Sarah said...

the word Orthodox derived from two Greek words: orthos (right) and doxa (teaching or worship).

There are Russian orthodox church, Greek orthodox church, and similarly Syrian orthodox church..
But in india, both terms are used.

The only difference is Greek and the Russian orthodox belongs to Eastern orthodox church and the Syrian orthodox belongs to the old oriental church.

CyberRowdy(Q8TechDrive) said...

never tasted...looks yummy though..

Sarah said...

Q8techdrive:having three kids means..less time in the kichen..So all the recipes i post are easy to do.. Try and let me know

Reshma said...

I had heard the name meen-mappaas from kerala, but never got to taste the dish. sounds great!

Sarah said...

thanks reshma.. u should try it..