Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry)

by sowmyaanilpillai
Varutharacha Meen Curry
Varutharacha Meen Curry is a very popular Malayalee delicacy throughout Kerala. Any fish as per your choice can be used in the preparation of this tasty dish. Varutharacha Meen Curry goes well with almost anything like pathiri, puttu as well as with white steamed rice. Grated coconut is fried with spices and then ground to a fine paste. Fish pieces are cooked in this spicy coconut mixture with tamarind pulp which makes Varutharacha Meen Curry simply irresistible. Spicy flavor of the dish can be adjusted as per preference. Varutharacha Meen Curry requires very little time for the preparation. The thick, flavorful gravy of this dish is tempting. Our Varutharacha Meen Curry is well explained in simple sentences.
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Varutharacha Meen 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: 30
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.
  2. Add coconut, chilly powder, coriander powder, onions, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Fry on a medium heat for 20 mins, till it becomes brown.
  4. Cool the mix and grind it in a mixer grinder.
  5. Pour tamarind pulp water and grind again.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan.
  7. Add the paste and stir.
  8. When the paste boils and aroma comes, add fish pieces.
  9. Add sufficient water such that the pieces are well immersed in the mix.
  10. :- Add less water, if you want it thick.
  11. Allow Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) to boil in a medium flame and let the gravy thicken.
  12. :- Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) is ready.
  13. :- Serve Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) hot with rice.
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31 comments

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a novice October 7, 2005 - 12:00 am

This recipe is really good… I was looking around for a kerala style fish curry when I stumbled upon this one. Although I prefer fried fish to curry, this dish appealed to my taste buds and my husband`s too. Thanx for posting this !

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shilpa August 18, 2004 - 12:00 am

Very good recipe.I made it more thick by adding less water.keep posting

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devi March 11, 2004 - 12:00 am

tasty and less spicy,very good with boiled tapioca

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reema r November 18, 2009 - 3:48 pm

this recipe is simply great. i tried it with tuna cubes. thanx for making it simple and delicious.

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Riya July 7, 2009 - 11:14 pm

Superb..My husband loved it…nice naadan taste.Thanks sowmya

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vini August 1, 2009 - 7:20 pm

this recipe is so nice and tasty.. taste is enhanced as it sits more.. thanks sowmya

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janani August 1, 2009 - 7:28 pm

wow.. sucha tasty curry.. I can eat a whle lot of fish with this..

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rajina August 1, 2009 - 7:28 pm

you have so many recipes sowmya… nice work, I often check for your recipes

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sherin August 1, 2009 - 7:29 pm

very nice dish… picture also looks good…

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vidya March 15, 2009 - 2:01 pm

very very tasty.must try recipe

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Roshma Jayaprakash May 11, 2009 - 3:05 am

I was looking for a good kerala style curry.. then i came across yours and when i read i felt it might be good.. i tried and i loved it … my family also loved it especially the kids.. i tried with prawns also … it is really magnificent but with prawns we have to add tomato for a much tastier flavour…. thanx for sharing this receipe with us !!!

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Anukutty March 22, 2012 - 8:05 am

Kallakki Sowmyakutty…..proud to have a family members recipe here…..I m trying this today

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Mary Thomas December 29, 2010 - 4:53 am

Wow!..keep posting more recipes

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chandu November 25, 2010 - 4:14 pm

I am not a big fan of fish but my husband is. Thank you for this super easy fish curry. Its easy and very tasty…

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benny May 26, 2007 - 12:00 am

away from home town , far in kuwait the dish reminds me of the aroma from mummy;s kitchen

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Mani September 26, 2007 - 12:00 am

Try adding muringakka and vazhakka , it tastes really good in the gravy

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Deepak March 5, 2008 - 12:00 am

Great recipe, turned out so very good.

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Praseeda December 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thanks for sharing a good receipe with us.

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rija April 20, 2008 - 12:00 am

awesome recipe

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karthika June 18, 2008 - 12:00 am

excellent recipe!!

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Nisha Rajan June 7, 2008 - 12:00 am

Recipe is superb. It `s very tasty with tapioca and even appams.I make it often at home.

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Latha Pillai July 6, 2004 - 12:00 am

Sowmya, your recipe was superb

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kaladevi November 14, 2005 - 12:00 am

Naadan curry,inganeyaanu sadharana veettil curry undakkunnathu,Nannayittundu

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janaki November 14, 2005 - 12:00 am

I amde this curry today and is posting the rating after that.It is very very tasty.I made it with mackerel

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Umesh December 28, 2005 - 12:00 am

Nice Recipe..Thnx

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sonia August 31, 2006 - 12:00 am

Excellent!!!

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suresh June 22, 2006 - 12:00 am

Nannayittundu ,malayalikalkku ithu cherunna curry yanu

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shilpa menon October 6, 2004 - 12:00 am

this recipe is too good.for the 1st time my critical husband appreciated my fish curry.now i use this recipe several times a week for meals.thank you so much and keep up the good job

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Binu March 11, 2006 - 12:00 am

I cannot but agree with the others who have commented on this recipe. It really is excellent. For that authentic kerala fish curry taste, look no further than this recipe. Works well with most varieties of fish, too.

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nisha October 29, 2006 - 12:00 am

sowmya…thanks a ton for having posted this recipe. i always wanted to make the varathracha curry at home…but kept putting it off thinking it going to be toooo difficult.but i tried this one 2day and it turned out very tasty.

nisha

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jay July 16, 2020 - 3:08 am

(Add coconut, chilly powder, coriander powder, onions, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
Fry on a medium heat for 20 mins, till it becomes brown.)
…very low flame I try 20 minutes….result amazing…really low flame 20 minutes or
spell error

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