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Kerala Style Fish curry with coconut milk (Meen vevichathu)

Fish cooked in chilly, coconut milk and cocum. A great combination with rice :) Recipe adapted from my mom.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Jane Jojo


  • 1/2 Kilogram fish
  • 5 shallot / small onion
  • 1 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Thick coconut milk
  • 1 Cup Medium thick coconut milk
  • 4 green chilli
  • 1/2 Teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Chilly powder
  • 2.5 Teaspoons coriander powder
  • 4 Cocum ( Kudam Puli)
  • curry leaves
  • salt


  1. Soak cocum (kudampuli) in 4 tbsp salted luke warm water for 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Saute small onion , ginger , green chilly and curry leaves.
  3. Once onion turned light brown, add turmeric, chilly and coriander powder. Keep it in low flame. Saute it well.
  4. Add thick and medium coconut milk. Add water in which cocum was soaked. Taste the mixture and add soaked cocum pieces as required. Add enough salt. Keep it in low flame.
  5. Bring it to boil and then add cleaned fish pieces. Cook it till fish gets cooked and gravy is consistent. It would take around 20 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fried small onions and curry leaves.