Friday, 31 October 2008

Sraavu varuthathu (Crushed Shark in spicy coconut masala)

I feel somebody might feel bizarre when I post this recipe as I don’t really know many people eating shark. These are not the giant man eater shark that Im talking about. These are edible baby sharks. If you think this dish is bizarre, please feel free to comment. And let me know if you had any bizarre dishes before as well….like a hundred days old egg, a fertilized egg, (these are had in China), or even a stuffed camel?! I read from a food article that stuffed camels are found in the Middle Eastern countries, but I don’t really know how far this is true. May be it is a myth. And the way they described stuffing the camel was even strange. The camel is stuffed with a large sheep or goat and rice along with dried nuts and fruits. The sheep itself will be stuffed again with around 20 chicken and rice, nuts and spices. And not to finish there, the chicken itself is stuffed with a huge number of boiled eggs and rice!!!!And this serves a mob of 100 people it seems!!! I don’t how the camel is going to be cooked though, and they wont fit the oven or any vessel.:). So may be it is a fairy tale.
The only part that I hate in making this dish is the smell of the fish that comes out while boiling. Keep the kitchen well ventilated and open the windows. Else you will have a fish smeling house!

Sraavu varuthathu (Crushed Shark in spicy coconut masala)
serves 4

Ingredients :
300-400 gms Shark or 1 ½ cups of crumbles shark..
1 ½ cup onion
2 tbs kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbs Coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
3 green chillies
½ cup freshly grated coconut
15 curry leaves
5 tbs coconut oil
salt as required.


1. Boil shark in plenty of water for about 15-20 minutes until it is cooked.
2. Drain off the water and wash the fish in cold water. Peel off the skin and crumble the fish using hand. (I had 1 ½ cup of shark crumble. Take equal amount of onion as shark crumbles.)
3. Heat a frying pan and add oil. To this, add chopped onion, green chillies, curry leaves and fish and cook it covered until onions go soft and transparent.
4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and sauté for around 2 minutes until the raw smell of the spices goes off.
5. Add in the grated coconut and mix well and cook it covered for about 5 more minutes.
It goes very well with rice, rice pan cakes etc.


Mishmash ! said...

hey....what u heard about the stuffed camel is quite right....from a documentary i watched, it is a specialty in saudi Aabia.....:)

Shab.. said...

Thx mishmash....
It was a bit hard for me to believe that information.Thx for the info.....

Varsha Vipins said...

I love not bizarre for me..:)..luvly dish..

ആഷ | Asha said...

ഇതു ഒന്നു പരീക്ഷിച്ചു നോക്കണമെന്നുണ്ട്. സ്രാവ് എനിക്ക് ഒത്തിരി ഇഷ്‌ടമുള്ള മീനാണ്. പക്ഷേ ഇന്നുവരെ തനിയെ ഉണ്ടാക്കീട്ടില്ല. :(

എന്റെ കൈയ്യിലുള്ള ക്യാമറ Olympus fe170 ആണ്. കൂടുതലും ഓട്ടോയിലോ പോർട്രെറ്റിലോ സൂപ്പർമാക്രോയിട്ടാണ് ഞാൻ ചിത്രങ്ങൾ എടുക്കാറ്. രാവിലത്തെയും വൈകിട്ടത്തേയും ലൈറ്റിംഗിൽ ബാൽക്കണിയിൽ കൊണ്ടുവെച്ചിട്ടാവും മിക്കവാറും ചിത്രങ്ങളും.
മറുപടി തരാൻ ഇത്രയും വൈകിയതിൽ ക്ഷമിക്കണേ. ഞാൻ ബ്ലോഗിൽ കുറച്ചുകാലമായി സജീവമല്ലായിരുന്നു. ഷാബിന്റെ മെയിൽ‌ഐഡിയുണ്ടായിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ മെയിൽ അയച്ചേനേ. പക്ഷേ പ്രൊഫൈലിൽ നോക്കിയിട്ടു കണ്ടില്ല.


anjus said...

hi shab,
this is a great dish ....'ll definetly try it sooon...

anjus said...

hi shab,
this is a great dish ....'ll definetly try it sooon...

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