Kottayam Fish Curry (Meen Curry)

Fish curry in Kottayam style is one of the favorite all time fish curries in kerala. This meen curry goes so well with kappa. When this fish curry is made in chatti, it gives a special taste. In general the meen curry taste better next day when all the spices absorbed by the fish. The small onions are used in this kottayam fish curry to enhance the taste of the curry. This fish curry is a simple recipe which can be made even by a novice.

Kottayam Fish Curry (Meen Curry)

Fish curry in Kottayam style is one of the favorite all time fish curries in kerala. This meen curry goes so well with kappa. When this fish curry is made in chatti, it gives a special taste. In general the meen curry taste better next day when all the spices absorbed by the fish. The small onions are used in this kottayam fish curry to enhance the taste of the curry. This fish curry is a simple recipe which can be made even by a novice.

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Mariyamma Varghese

Published On: 26 Aug 2002

Rating: 4
59 Votes, 36 Reviews
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20 Minutes
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For the gravy:
1)Heat about a quarter of a cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil in a frying a pan or chatti.

Step 2

Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the chopped onions, few curry leaves and split green chilies and stir fry.

Step 3

Add a mixture of turmeric, chilly powder and paprika powder in half a cup of water and allow it to cook.

Step 4

When the oil begins to clear, add the remaining spices previously ground, half a cup of `puli water` and sufficient additional water to make enough gravy to cover all the fish pieces when cooking subsequently.

Step 5

Add salt and cook until the gravy is thick. Keep this aside.

Step 6

For cooking the fish in the gravy:
1)Take a fairly large frying pan.

Step 7

Prepare a bed of curry leaves.

Step 8

Arrange the pieces of fish on this bed.

Step 9

Pour the previously prepared gravy over this. The pieces of fish should be completely covered.

Step 10

Add the remaining curry leaves and kudumpuli pieces, cover with a lid and cook slowly. Do not stir.

Step 11

:- If necessary, you can lift the frying pan by it`s handle and give it a gentle rotating or rocking motion during cooking to spread the gravy evenly. Stop cooking when the fish pieces are cooked sufficiently and the gravy is thick.

Step 12

:- This kottayam meen curry preparation is best after it sits for a day or two to allow time for the spices to get in to the fish. The meen curry gets better as it stayed in the chatty.

Step 13

:- Enjoy the kottayam fish curry with kappa or rice.

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Raj

very nice recipe. Thanks. Meen Curry

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Novice

Very good recipe. I tried this with King Fish and my fish curry was excellent.

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Jyothi

An excellent recipe to try. Goes very well with Kappa.

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Archana J Mavelil

Good ....not bad at all.

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anu

it was good

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Stanley Philip

Just like mom use to make and guess what ...... I made it!! Thanks Pachakam and thanks Mariyamma Aunty.

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ammootti

assalayittundu....thanks a lot aunty.

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reju sebastian

this is a brilliant recepie,as many said ,its bit too hot so try to cut down chilli powder ,and also dont even think about mixing papprika powder ,instead of that grid few (piriyan mulakku) ,i am sure author actually meant piriyan mulakku ,not papprika but many misunderstand piriyan mulakku and papprika ,its happend in this case as well .try this and u wouldnt be disappointed for sure.

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pinky

I made this curry for my beloved husband, which was the first of its kind i made for him & he loved it. Thanks for the post.

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sony

it s really good.

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Dhanya

good....but tooo hot...

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reny

its good but very hot , plz whoever going to try , only put 1 tb of red chilly and 1 tb or paprika and 2 green chillies

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reny

this is god but whoever going to try pls put only 1 tb of chilly powder 1 tb paprika and 2 green chillies as this recipe is too hot

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Ammu

I loved it. Tastes awesome. King fish is a bit tough to get here so I buy salmon. But it tastes just fine. Looks like this recipe is what is going to get done in my kitchen the max. Thanks a tonn!

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nisha

I was searching for real fish curry.. kottayam fish curry, now after viewing your recipe i made it.... IT WAS EXCELLENT, everybody loves it. but one thing you dont need to use 10 stems of curry leaves need only 4 or 5 stems maximum.... anyway its an excellent curry

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Nisha K Joy

MMMMhhhhhhh... it taste so good... u r doing a great help for the people who are away from their parents and forced to live independantly. Thanx a lot.. Nisha

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Sheela Edwards

The Fenugreek is missing in the main body of the recipe, it would be good to specify if this is ground, or remain whole and when this has to be added to the cooking process Many thanks

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jonu

mariammaammachi meencurry kalakky ............kappayude kude super...

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simi

I wonder what is Paparika?

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rasmimenon

this recipe was really good.my husband really liked it

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sangi

Ah adipoli taste aa mone....

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aah

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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priya varma

Must try recipe,tastes just gr8.Absolutely fantastic.thankyou

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Mini Alex

Excellent ,Try this out--------

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Sapna Nair

Really Tasty

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Anand

Very good recipe. Tastes real good the 2nd day.

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Jobin

Adipoli Cury!

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Gigi

It was quiet nice. After a long time... I feel the taste of our kerala food here in Malaysia.... Tq..... Keeping the curry in clay pot (Chatti) to absorb the water from the curry.. so that it become more tasty...

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Smitha

adipoli meen curry ....kore nalayi oru nadan taste meen curry vakkan try cheyyunnu...ithavana shariyayi ...thank U very much

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Aneesh

i dont cook that often but still curry came good thanks

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Saji

What are the items which u mentioned previously ground?? which to be added?

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sonu

anybody pl tell me what is `paprika`

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Geethu

Paparika is similar to chilli powder. You can get it from any american stores.

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Sunil Mathew

Really it was good. Thanks a lot

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ANOOP

HAI, NJAN ORU KOTTAYAMKARAN AANU. NANGALUDE NATTILE MEEN KARRY VEKKAN ELLAVARKKUM PARANJUKODUTHATHATHINU THANX. ANOOP

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Haritha

I tried this recipe. It came out excellently. Thanks a lot.

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