Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Varutharacha meen curry /Fish curry with fried coconut

This is a spicy fish curry made with fried coconut. People who like sour taste will surely like this recipe. This can be made with any big fish. This dish is more popular in southern Kerala.

Fish – 1/2 kg
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder – 2tsp
Corinader powder – 1 tsp
Tamarind – one small ball like gooseberry
Coconut oil – 1tsp
Sliced green chilies - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves a few
Salt to taste

For grinding
Grated Coconut – ½ cup
Sliced shallots (small onion) - 3tsp
Oil -1 tsp

How to prepare
=►Clean and cut fish into medium size pieces.
=►Soak tamarind in water and make tamarind juice and keep it aside.
=►Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan, add coconut and sliced shallots into it.
=►Fry it till the coconut turns light brown and grind it well (no need for more water).
=►Heat the same pan(sim flame) put chiilly and coriander powder and saute it(1-2min).
=►Boil tamarind juice in a pan along with turmeric, green chilies and salt.
=►Allow it cook for 5-6 min on medium flame, add fish pieces, chilly and coriander
powder into it.
=►When the fish pieces cooks well pour grinded coconut paste into it.
=►Mix it well (make sure that the fish pieces do not get broken) and
cook it for 2-4min and switch off the flame.
=►Finely pour 1 tsp of coconut oil and curry leaves into it.


  1. Fish curry with coconut looks amazingly delicious...

    Pushpa @

  2. Fish curry looks very spicy and delicious

  3. kollalo.. nalla space.. Following you Lisha..