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.

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

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.


  1. Fish fry looks smashing,Sebeena!! :)

  2. i love fish fry.. neat click..

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

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

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

  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.

  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..

  8. vayyil boat odikkaaam,yummmmmy!!

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

  10. looks yummy and tempting... :)

  11. mouthwatering Fish fry. looks great


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

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



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