Sura Sarakku Kulambu

This dish is particularly made for people recovering from severe illness and mothers recuperating from childbirth.

Sura Sarakku Kulambu


  • Shark/ sura – 10 pieces
  • Onion – 1
  • Salt, to taste
  • Tamarind extract – 1 ½ cup
  • Sarakku powder mix (Coriander – 3 tbsp, Cinnamon – 2 tbsp, Pepper – 1 tsp, Turmeric – ½ tsp, Fenugreek – 1 tsp)


  1. Clean the shark pieces and place them in a pan.
  2. Chop up the onion and add to the pan. Pour some water and add some salt and cook on low heat for 10 to 15 mins.
  3. Add the sarakku powder to the pan and add the tamarind extract.
  4. Let the curry simmer for another 10 minutes or until the curry thickens and is not watery.

Recipe Source: Raji Thillainathan.


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