Thursday, September 6, 2012

Naethu Vacha Meen Kuzhambu/South Indian fish curry/gravy with coocnut milk

South Indian fish curry/meen kuzhambu is a spicy and simple gravy prepared with river or sea fish in a onion and coconut based curry. This fish curry is popular in non vegetarian hotels like Muniyandi vilas in Tamilnadu. Fish curry is served with white rice and also served with idli(Indian rice cake) in some hotels and restaurants. For best taste serve it after 4 to 6 hours. Try this authentic south Indian fish curry/Meen kuzhambu at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Fish (Catla or small size Seer fish into pieces)                         500 gms
Onion                                                                                    150 gms
Tomato medium sized                                                             4 no
Green chillies                                                                         4 no
Chilli powder                                                                         2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste                                                                 2 tsp
Grinded coconut (medium sized)                                              1/2
Fenugreek                                                                             2 tsp
Jeera                                                                                     1 tsp
Fennel                                                                                   1 tsp 
Coriander Powder                                                                 2 tbsp
Garam Masala                                                                       2 tsp
Salt                                                                                       to taste
Tamarind                                                                             1 lemon size
Turmeric                                                                               1/4 tsp
Curry leaves                                                                          5 gm
Coriander leaves                                                                   5 gm 
Gingely Oil                                                                            50 ml


1. Marinade fish with 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp garam masala and salt.
2. Heat oil. Add onion, jeera, fennel, fenugreek and green chillies and fry till the raw smell of onion reduces.
3. Add tomato and continue fry for 3 minutes.
4. Add chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, curry leaves, coriander powder and salt.
5. Fry in slow flame till the oil comes out seperately from the gravy.
6.Add grinded coconut and fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
7. Add required water, tamarind pulp and boil the gravy in slow flame.
8. Add marinated fish to the gravy once the oil starts to seperate from the gravy.
9. Keep it in slow flame till the fish gets completely cooked.
10. Garnish the gravy with chopped coriander before serving.


why did you say coconut milk and then added coconut

I have mentioned grinded coconut only.

Very gd to taste.. Try once..

I love fish n prawns very much.....:-))

Thank u. It turned out delicious.

came out very well..I was looking for good fish curry recipe and finally I found this one.Thanks Easyfud, you have lots of varieties of recipes..very very helpful for the people staying away from their parents..

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