Kerala Meen Curry

Rawas fillets cooked with typical Kerala masala. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Main Ingredients Rawas Fillets, Lemon Juice
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kerala Meen Curry

  • 450 grams Rawas Fillets
  • to taste Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 10-12 Shallot
  • 4-6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 10 tablespoons Oil
  • 16-20 Curry leaves
  • 1 medium Onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 2 tablespoons Tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut milk powder


  1. Cut fish fillet into small cubes and put into a bowl.
  2. Mix with salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep in a refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Chop shallots, garlic and ginger. Halve green chillies.
  4. Heat 3 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add half the curry leaves and shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté for 1 minute.
  6. Add onion, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and red chillies and saute till fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. Heat 4 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, slide in marinated fish and saute on high heat till golden.
  8. Grind the sautéed masala to a fine paste with tamarind paste and a little water.
  9. Heat remaining oil in another non stick pan, add remaining curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  10. Add ground paste and 2 cups water, mix well, cover and bring the curry to a boil.
  11. Add the cooked fish and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Mix coconut milk powder with 1 cup water and add to the curry.
  12. Cover with a lid and simmer for 1 minute. Adjust salt. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2168
Carbohydrates 60.8
Protein 104.2
Fat 167.4
Other Fiber Iron- 15.8mg