Spicy Kerala Fish Curry (Meen Curry)

by ManekaNirmal
Spicy Kerala Fish Curry
Hot and Spicy Kerala Fish Curry (Meen Curry) will give a sumptuous treat to your taste buds. A variant from the usual fish curry, the dish incorporates tangy tamarind extract. Fish curry tastes best with hot rice or cooked tapioca. Fish is nutritious and hence must be included in your daily menu. The fish used for Spicy Kerala Fish Curry (Meen Curry) can range from seer fish to any fish that is fleshy. Fish curries cooked in red chilly and spices usually tastes best the next day. We have included a simplified version of the recipe. Enjoy the dish.
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Spicy Kerala Fish Curry
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 53
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Clean the fish (Meen), drain and keep aside.
  2. Mix together the red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and fenugreek powder with little water, to make a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add mustard seeds and when they start spluttering, add fenugreek seeds followed by the sliced onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, curry leaves and the paste and fry till the oil separates.
  5. :- You could use a cup of small onions instead of big onions.
  6. Add a tsp of vinegar if desired. ( optional)
  7. Add tamarind extract and check the level of sourness.
  8. When the water starts boiling, add the fish pieces and salt.
  9. Add enough water to cover the pieces.
  10. Cook on a gentle heat.
  11. When the pieces are almost cooked, increase the heat and cook till the gravy thickens and the oil is visible.
  12. :- Serve hot with rice.
  13. hey all...here r some tips to improve the taste of ur fish curry.....
  14. If u really think the Meen curry is too hot, reduce chilli/ or add two tea spoon of coconut milk.
  15. When u make fish or meat curries, try to make the curry one day before, so that the Meen curry will absorb all that masala and taste better the next day.
  16. If u like the smell of coriander leaves in your Meen curries, you can add some in this fish curry too.
  17. Last but not the least, Kukum star (Kudampuli) is a very good substitute for tamarind in Meen Curry.
  18. :- Enjoy the Meen Curry. Meen Curry goes very well with hot rice.
Recipe Notes

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53 comments

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curryadmin October 1, 2005 - 12:00 am

hi all thanks for the feed back…
here r some tips…
1) if u really think the curry is too hot, reduce chilli/ or add two tea spoon of coconut milk.
2)when u make fish or meat curries,try to make the curry one day before, so that the curry will absorb all that masala and taste better.
3)if u like the smell of corriander leaves ( cilentro ) in ur curries, u can add some in this fish curry too.
4) last but not the least, kudampulli ( coccum) is a very good substitute for tamarind..

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curryadmin August 9, 2005 - 12:00 am

I tried it and was very good. It would be nice if u use coccum instead of tarmind.

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curryadmin November 7, 2004 - 12:00 am

looking at all the comments we tried this recipe, but though we eat very hot foods, it was a bit too much, i think the red chilli that we get here compared to India differs greatly in quality, any way we had to add coconut milk to it to ease up a little, but except for that it was VERY GOOD, and we would try this again fo couse half the chilli powder. Thanks

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curryadmin April 6, 2004 - 12:00 am

real spicy …real taste..evryone should try this recipe…

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curryadmin February 16, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thanks for the receipe!. It was good!.

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curryadmin January 3, 2012 - 3:31 am

Delicious!

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curryadmin July 13, 2012 - 10:50 pm

I cant believe with such a simple recipe i managed to make an yummy delicious fish curry, anyway i used kodampuli. Thank u so much..

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curryadmin April 28, 2010 - 6:24 pm

I will try this fish curry..it is A mouth watering recipe..thanks a lot! cheers!

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curryadmin May 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

Maneka,

The curry was simply excellent. I had guests and served it, and WOW, everyone just loved the curry. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Regards,

Nimi

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curryadmin May 30, 2008 - 12:00 am

Dear,

It is really great. Being in Nigeria, i almost forgot the taste of india. But thanks to you for the receipe….i once again started enjoying the kerala style foods. Only thing we do not get the type of fish that we get in kerala. I made the curry with the fish that is available here in nigeria.

Regards
Manoj

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curryadmin July 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

Hi,

Three years to my marriage, and this is the first time I have cooked such an yummy fish curry. Your recipe is simple and worth. thanks a million. My Hubby loved it…cheers!!!

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curryadmin August 1, 2008 - 12:00 am

It is toooo good. Thank you

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curryadmin October 19, 2008 - 12:00 am

yummy, you made us remember our mummy.

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curryadmin April 22, 2008 - 12:00 am

very good recipe..cheers!!!

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curryadmin July 23, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hi It was the first time that i tried making fish curry as my own.. It tunred out very good.. All my friends and colleagues liked it very much. Thanks a lot

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curryadmin July 1, 2007 - 12:00 am

This is the first time iam making fish curry , it came out very good and it was very easy to make . Thanks a lot

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curryadmin January 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

i tried it. it was superb.

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curryadmin April 12, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hi.I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out really good.Thankxxxx for the recipe.

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curryadmin October 1, 2005 - 12:00 am

the king fish is known as neimeen in kerala and vanjram in tamilnadu.

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curryadmin July 2, 2006 - 12:00 am

I tried with Salman fish. Exellent. It is very simple to prepare. Thanks.

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curryadmin July 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

thanks a lot.. everytime I make fish it turns out really hot, thanks for the early comments I added almost a tspn less chilly, the curry came out excellent. I had guests coming in and everybody appreciated.

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