Dried fish is an alternative to fish. The taste is completely different to raw fish. It can be cooked in many ways. This is one way of doing it and I will write about other ways soon.
When you choose the dried fish for a curry make sure to buy fresh looking ones as the vendors can cheat you so easily. So then you are buying something value for the money.
Adding tomatoes in a curry is not a must. Instead you can add goraka or Tamarind instead.
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This is about 150 g dried Fish. As its been dehydrated make sure to soak it in hot water. It helps to soften the dried fish and also takes the salt out. After soaking make sure to wash them thoroughly several times.
Add the washed Dried fish in to a pot. Cut one small onion or several red onions, few cloves of garlic , cinnamon, Rampe and tomatoes.
For the spices I am using 1/2 Tsp curry powder, 1/2 Tsp Chilli powder and a 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder. Add the chopped ingredients with the spice powders.
Add about a cup of water or second coconut milk (Diya Kiri) in to the pot and put on the stove. Cook on a low speed.
Once the liquid is low and dried fish is well cooked Add about a cup of thick coconut milk and cook several minutes until the sauce thickens. Add salt if needed only.
Serve with plain rice.