Meen varathathu - kerala style fried fish

Erly By Erly, 1st Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This recipe is so nutritious and good for the health.It could also be as a starting recipe to be prepared for a planned fast food.It is very easy to prepare.What can you say?

Bengali yogurt fish curry

This recipe is so yummy and tasty good for the entire family and business should you plan to open a fast food chain.


Fish : 500 grams cubed (Any white fleshed fish)

Onion-2 chopped finely

Tomato -3 pureed

Curd-3 tbsp.

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Coriander powder / Malli podi-2 tsp

Green chilli-1 slitted

Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tbsp.

Salt to taste

Oil-4 tbsp.

Coriander leaves-for garnishing


1. Heat oil in a kadai,Add in onions and cook till golden brown.

2. Add in ginger garlic paste and cook for 1 min.

3. Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well.

4. Throw in the green chilli and tomato puree and cook till oil separates.

5. Pour in curd and mix well.Pour in a cup of water and bring that to boil.

6. Add in the fish pieces and simmer for 5 min.

7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice..

Meen varathathu - kerala style fried fish

Should you want to open a fast food, try first a recipe you believe the consumers could afford to buy.After few attempts of preparing affordable menu, and they clicked as a good start , that is the time that you can try other menu intended for the elite, and then observe if they clicked.

Below is a very easy and affordable recipe you can have to start for a small business ,if not, as part of your meal.


500 grams sardines

3-4 tablespoons red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon pepper corns

5 shallots

1 teaspoon each of chopped ginger and garlic

Salt to taste

A sprig of curry leaves

Coconut oil, to shallow fry


1: Wash the sardines well. To clean, remove the scales by moving your knife from tail to head of the fish repeatedly.

2. Cut off the fins and tail and make a slit along the side of the fish.

3. Remove the gills and guts. If you wish to, you could cut off the head as well.

4.Wash repeatedly in salted water, changing the water after each wash.

5. Make 3-4 shallow slits on both sides of the fish.

6. Grind together all the remaining ingredients except oil to a smooth paste.

7. Apply all over the fish, and let it rest for half an hour in the refrigerator.

8. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan over a medium flame.

9. Place the fish in the hot oil without overcrowding the pan.

10. After one side is done, flip over the fish and fry the other side.

11. Once done, remove from oil and drain excess oil on an absorbent paper.

Kottayam style fish curry - meen curry

This recipe is good for your family and friends.It contains nutrients good for the health.
This also other recommendation as recipe for your planned fast food.


1 kg fish, sliced and cleaned

2 teaspoons mustard powder

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

2 tablespoons ginger, julienned

1 bulb garlic, each garlic pod sliced into two, lengthwise

10 shallots, sliced lengthwise

?4 pieces kudam pulli/fish tarmarind/gamboge (sun dried and smoked to a black color)

2 tablespoons red chili powder

2 sprigs curry leaves

To taste, salt

As required, water

2 tablespoons coconut oil


Step 1: Soak the kudam pulli in a cup of water for at least 15 minutes.

Add two tablespoons of water to the chili powder, and make a thick paste.

Step 2: Heat oil in a mann chatti or earthen pot. It is always made in an earthen pot in

Kerala, which contributes to the flavor of the dish. But you can use a normal non stick

pan if you do not have an earthen pot). When the oil is almost smoking hot, add the

mustard seeds, followed by the fenugreek seeds.

Once the mustard seeds have stopped spluttering, add the shallot slices and fry for a

minute. Add ginger, and saute till the onions slices are golden brown.

Step 3: Add the chili paste and saute on a low flame for a minute.

(Expect to sneeze and cough at this point.) Add the kudam pulli along with water, the

sliced garlic, curry leaves and one more cup of water. Mix well. Add salt, followed by fish pieces.

Step 4: Once the curry comes to boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook uncovered till

fish pieces are completely cooked.

Step 5: Do not use a spoon to stir the curry while it is cooking because the fish is very

soft. Instead, you can swirl the pot once in a while.

Step 6: The fish curry tastes better the next day, enough time for all the flavors to be

absorbed into the fish. In fact, as a rule, fish curry to be served at marriage receptions,

is made the previous day itself.


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author avatar Erly
1st Sep 2014 (#)

Love these foods..What about you? Share your lovely and nice thoughts about these yummy recipes...

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author avatar HacBao
2nd Sep 2014 (#)

I agree with Erly

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author avatar Erly
2nd Sep 2014 (#)

Thnaks HacBao baby!!!

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