Thursday, April 4, 2013

Varutha meen/Kerala fish fry/meen varuthathu


I have always heard Keralites say a plate of rice and a fish fry is enough to satisfy rumbling tummies - if you can stretch yourself more - a Moru kachiyathu/moru curry ...... and how many thumbs up for this menu. Yeah, I can see ....a lot. I believe fish fry is out of fashion as health freaks in us love to indulge in fish parcels and the types. Now back to my roots with glamorous meen varuthathu/fish fry after house smelling all meat.

Ingredients
Fish - 1/2 kg
Coconut oil
Salt to taste

To Grind for the marinade
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 4-5 small cloves
Vinegar/lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method
Grind red chilli powder, turmeric powder, peppercorns, ginger, garlic, vinegar/lemon juice to a fine paste. Marinate the fish pieces with the fine paste. Fry fish pieces in coconut oil and transfer to a kitchen towel. Serve with raw onion rings squeezed with lemon juice.

18 comments:

  1. Fish fry looks smashing,Sebeena!! :)
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  2. i love fish fry.. neat click..

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  3. Health or no health...you can't say no to something as mouthwatering as this. That looks awesome!

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  4. my mom used to make this. love it.

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  5. Love that plate of tempting fish fry,drooling here.

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  6. Haha!! I see that we have similar likes. This is my fav and have prepared something the same. But that more of pepper like in your recipe is tantalizing and one I need to add for my next round of fried fish.

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  7. Oh that fish fry looks so good,I would first eat the small crumb lying on the side that would be the crispiest and taste awesome..ahhhaa..

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  8. vayyil boat odikkaaam,yummmmmy!!

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  9. your pictures seriously remind me of home, and the fabulous fried fish that I enjoy oh so often! Lovely menu, Sebeena.

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  10. looks yummy and tempting... :)

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  11. mouthwatering Fish fry. looks great

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  12. Thanks! It’s a beauty of a recipe and the no fat curry paste saves loads of calories!

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  13. Absolutely delicious basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.

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