Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

Fish steaks marinated with spices and then shallow fried. A very common dish at a South Indian home. It's an easy and a great appetizer and also goes well with rice.

Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)Fish steaks marinated with spices and then shallow fried. A very common dish at a South Indian home. It's an easy and a great appetizer and also goes well with rice. I used pomfret for the fish fry. You can also use king fish, seer fish, salmon, tilapia and other fishes for the same recipe. You can ...

Summary

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  • Courseappetizer
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield3 servings 3 serving
  • Cooking Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time20 minutesPT0H20M

Ingredients

Fish(4-5 steak)
1/2 kg
Coconut oil
Marination
Turmeric powder
1/4 Teaspoon
Chilli powder
1 tablespoon
Pepper powder (fresh)
1 tablespoon
Ginger-garlic paste
1 tablespoon
Salt
1/2 tsp
Lime juice
1 tsp
Curry leaves
2 sprigs

Steps

  1. Clean fish pieces and pat dry using a kitchen towel. Based on the kind of fish, cut the pieces accordingly. Make shallow cut marks on both sides of fish.
  2. Mix / grind the ingredients listed under marination. Add curry leaves as it is.
    Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)
  3. Marinate fish with the masala and curry leaves. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
    Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)
  4. Heat oil in a flat pan. Shallow fry the fish pieces for 3 minutes on both sides or until done. Fry it over medium flame. Serve it with onion rings and lemon. Enjoy :)
    Kerala Style Fish Fry ( Meen varuthathu)

I used pomfret for the fish fry. You can also use king fish, seer fish, salmon, tilapia and other fishes for the same recipe.

You can replace coconut oil with vegetable oil. Use coconut oil for authentic taste.