Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu

Fish curry cooked in red chilli, spices and well flavored with cocum. It is the typical Kottayam style red fish curry. Also called as mulakitta meen curry. It can be served with rice or kappa (tapioca/yuca). It always tastes better after a day. The curry had come out well using King Fish, Seer Fish, Malabar Travelly and Salmon.

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Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathuFish curry cooked in red chilli, spices and well flavored with cocum. It is the typical Kottayam style red fish curry. Also called as mulakitta meen curry. It can be served with rice or kappa (tapioca/yuca). It always tastes better after a day. The curry had come out well using King Fish, Seer Fish,...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time25 minutesPT0H25M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time35 minutesPT0H35M

Ingredients

Fish
1/2 Kilogram
Mustard Seeds
1/2 Teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds
1/4 Teaspoon
Shallot
8 numbers
Garlic (Crushed)
1 1/2 Tablespoons
Ginger (Crushed)
1 1/2 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves
8
Turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli Powder
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 Tablespoons
Cocum (Kudam Puli)
3
Water
1 Cup
Salt
Coconut Oil

Steps

  1. Soak cocum (kudampuli) in 4 tbsps of luke warm water for 15 - 20 minutes.
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
  2. Clean fish pieces well. To avoid the raw smell of fish,  I prefer cleaning it with salt and All purpose flour. Chop small onion. Grind ginger and garlic into a paste.
    Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds.
  3. Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
  4. When they splutter, add the fenugreek seeds. Wait till fenugreek seeds starts to change into a deeper color.
  5. Add chopped small onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Cook on medium heat till it turn brown.
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
  6. Add the chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir to combine with the oil and saute well for couple of minutes. ** This is a very spicy curry. So adjust chilli powder according to your spice tolerance level.
  7. Add water in which cocum (kudampuli) was soaked to the above mixture.
  8. Add 1 cup water and enough salt to the mixture. Taste the mixture and if required, add 1 or 2 kudampuli (previously soaked) to it.
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu

  9. Bring this to boil and then add cleaned fish pieces. Make sure that fish pieces are immersed in the gravy.
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
  10. Cook it on low flame. It will take around 20 -25 minutes to get the fish cooked and gravy to get lightly thick.
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu
  11. After it is cooked, add coconut oil over the fish curry to add a wonderful aroma. Garnish with fresh curry leaves
    Kerala Style Fish curry / Meen vevichathu