Rhomesecret Recipe: Kudampuli Meen Curry (fish Curry With Garcinia Cambogia)
This curry is typical to the mid Travancore area of Kerala , that is, central Kerala. It is cooked in most homes like a staple and served with rice or tapioca. It is a spicy tangy curry.
Garcinia cambogia has lately become a favourite with fitness gurus as it is known to aid weight loss. Known locally as "kudampuli", it is a fruit that is collected in season, and allowed to dry in the sun till it is blackened. It is further dried atop smoky chulhas and then stored. We soak it in a little water before using it, to enable it to hydrate as well as bring out the flavours.
Most fish can be curried well with this recipe but Kingfish turns out really awesome with this. White pomfrets do well too but they are too delicate and should be cooked for a much lesser time.