Varutharacha Meen curry-Northern Kerala style Fish curry with roasted coconut



Recipe for Meen varutharacha curry -Kerala Fish Curry in roasted coconut gravy
Ingredients:-
Fish - 1/2 kg ( I prefer Salmon )
Onion chopped - 1 small
Crushed ginger - a small piece
Garlic chopped or crushed - 3-4 cloves
Green chilies slit lengthwise - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kodampuli/ Kokum/Fish tamarind - 3-4
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Oil
For roasted coconut paste
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Chili powder - 1 to 1.5 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 2 tea spoon
Shallots - 3-4
Crushed pepper corns - 1 tea spoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tea spoon 

How to make Varutharacha meen curry(updated recipe)

Clean and cut the fish into medium pieces.
Soak Kudampuli in 1 cup of water and set aside
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the grated coconut,and fry stirring continuously
When they start to change the color add chopped shallots ,pepper corns and fennel seeds. dry roast them by stirring continuously. 
When they are brown add red chilli powder and coriander powder and fry for a minute or so and remove from heat. 
(don't forget to toss it continuously because it can easily get burned.Add the chilli and coriander powder only in the end , otherwise it will get burnt fast.)
Grind them to a fine paste by adding little water. I use , as always, coffee grinder for all my small deeds 
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When they pop  add curry leaves, green chiles, crushed ginger and garlic, toss them for 2 minutes and then add chopped onion and sauté well for a couple of minutes . 
When they are soft add  turmeric powder , roasted coconut paste and the soaked kudampuli along with water and mix well. Add  1/2 to 1 more cup of water, salt to taste  and bring to boil
Add the fish pieces ,Cover it with a lid and simmer it for 15-20 minutes .Uncover sprinkle a tea spoon oil and simmer for a couple of minutes or until the gravy gets a little thick( ur choice, some like it loose) and the fish pieces still hold its shape.
Remove from heat and serve warm

61 comments:

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Adipoli meen curry..Ethu ente MIL undakarundu..Very tasty and yummy..

Pavithra said...

The curry you have ground is very interesting..looks mouthwatering.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the ground ingredients....tasty

Lavanya Siva said...

Very interesting ground masala. Just love the look of it. Delicious and good click.

Nirmal said...

Yo!Yo!Yo! Kidu honeykutty..i never made this.but i can tell you from that picture,it would taste awesome.

Gulmohar said...

ente vaayil kappalodikkam..:D You got the perfect color and am sure it tastes great as well :-)

Anncoo said...

Looks so tempting and wish can try some.

Divya Vikram said...

Fish curry sounds tangy n delicious.

Nostalgia said...

Very nice.. looks and sounds very tasty...

Padma said...

Looks so spicy and nice in color... the fresh ground masala would have added the flavor ... very tempting pic as usual :)

Gita said...

Curry looks so tasty and inviting dear...can I join you for lunch :)

prasu said...

wow.............fish curry looks so yumm dear........ the ground masala makes it sound more intresting and delicious.

my kitchen said...

Curry looks inviting & delicious

Muraligeetham said...

spicy delicious fish curry ...adding pepper corn gave the curry special sarah touch !!Nice as always!!

shahana said...

Varuthu aracha Meen curry smell evide varai varunundu

pria said...

It looks so spicy.... i should be having this with steaming hot rice!!
Ammamakes this, but omits fennel seeds

Rekha shoban said...

curry looks spicy and yum yum!

Tina said...

Ente mole..endha ithu...kothivannittu oru rakshayumilla...

AshKuku said...

Would taste 4 my noon lunch..... ;-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
Another great dish from you. Nowadays I am concentrating on south Indian dishes,(reading and enjoying only, God knows when I will cook all of them and eat..:-(
Have a nice day

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe,gravy looks so good and really must have been delicious with hot steamed rice...

Gouri Guha said...

Interesting fish recipe with all the masala...tempting and inviting.

...and keep smiling...

Akal's Saappadu said...

varutharacha salmon kozhambu makes me mouth water;

I've always loved the flavour of roasted coconut in curries and I guess it would have boosted up the taste of the curry, Mmmmmmm, delicious one!!! Enjoy & Have a nice week end!!!

sun said...

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Priya said...

Mouthwatering meen curry, looks prefect for me..

vineetha said...

super meen curry...I never had varutharacha meen curry..Kandittu sherikkum vayyil vellam vannu dear !!!

Nandini said...

WHOA! Fabulous Fish curry! They are totally dang inviting and appetizing! I droolz right now!

Simply Life said...

oh what a wonderful curry! I almost feel like I can smell it from here!:)

3 hungry tummies said...

wow I'm dying to try this!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks spicy and yummy....

SE(Denufood) said...

its been a while i;ve made fish curry...this looks spicy and tempting..

Aliena Varghese said...

wanted to try this version!!

Saju said...

beautful pic sarah..njaanum ee curry undakarund!

Happy cook said...

Mom used to make sravu ( well i think that is the name) meen like this. I think i have not had this curry after getting married.
Delicous.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I just fell in love with the color and those red chunks soaked in thick gravy..looks temptation and wanted a few servings :DD

Poorna said...

Hi Sarah!
curry looks gr8!

kind regards,
Poorna.

priya said...

wow....my mouth is watering now...perfect with kappa....love to have it right away!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Awesome fish curry! Sure the ground masala would give more aroma and flavor. Fish tamarind sounds new, can i use the normal tamarind....

Dolly said...

Wow..Sarah your Meen Curry looks Awesome and I'm sure tastes absolutely delicious. Now I'm craving for some fish curry. One of these days will make some just for me..(as nobody else likes fish in my house). Also Your Karimeen Fry picture is stuck in my memory..I have to cook that too..Beautiful Click as always.

Poorna said...

Hi Sarah!
I tried ur recipe with brinjals today. hmmmm.. heavenly! Thanks a lot for posting recipes that taste authentic. It brings in a hometown feeling!

kind regards,
Poorna.

Laya said...

Adipoli meen curry.i never made this way.Your fish recipes are all magnificent sarah, infact all recipes. good going

kothiyavunu said...

sarahkutty..adipoli ayitundalloo!!!i still crave for my mom's fish curry, and this makes me more tempting....looks yummy dear.

Latha said...

Adipoli meen curry....yumm with nadan rice :).

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey Sarah...this is my first visit yo ur blog...u have a awesome collection of recipes...this fish curry luks yummy n tempting...its recipe is new 2 me..m following u so that i do not miss any more recipes from u

Tresa Augustine said...

nice meen curry..kothitavunnuu

Erica said...

I would love to have a large plate with a lot of sauce!

s said...

Just one word- WOW!

Malar Gandhi said...

Varuthuaracha meen kuzhambu sounds very interesting to me...I like all your non-veg specialities.

AshKuku said...

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Soma Pradhan said...

Never tried fish with tamarind..will surely do next time

Jennie said...

Wonderful recipe! I love a good fish curry! Can't wait to try!

Malar said...

My version is slight different from yours..i will post it soon..Your curry is so delicious..i love fish

lissie said...

mouthwatering meen curry! I make it with shark or ray only. makes me drool...!

Anonymous said...

i tried and its great thanks

Priya said...

Hey i tried this dish of yours and it came out really well..i was looking for a different fish curry recipe and this one tempted me to try it..thanks for the recipe....

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey thats good to hear Priya..

Mélange said...

Sarah,I tried this curry with sravu itself.It came perfect.A big hug to you.(In fact it made me remind about the curry I tasted somewhere in childhood.Thanks to your Mamma as well there for bringing back this recipe.)
A big fan of yours now.
Keep up the good work Sarah..
Thanks once more.

Ramya said...

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I tried it and it was finger licking good..
I have posted it on my blog, with a credit to you..
http://ramyasrecipe.blogspot.com/2011/07/fish-in-roasted-coconut-gravy.html

Love,
Ramya

asraf said...

Very very tasty.thanks a lot

asraf said...

Very very tasty.thanks a lot

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