How to make Kerala Meen Curry -

Rawas fillets cooked with typical Kerala masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Rawas Fillets (रावस के फिले), Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Kerala Meen Curry

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The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kerala Meen Curry Recipe

  • Rawas Fillets 450 grams

  • Lemon Juice to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Shallot 10-12

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 2

  • Oil 10 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 16-20

  • Onion roughly chopped 1 medium

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Tamarind paste 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Coconut milk powder 2 tablespoon


Step 1

Cut fish fillet into small cubes and put into a bowl.

Step 2

Mix with salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep in a refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Chop shallots, garlic and ginger. Halve green chillies.

Step 4

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add half the curry leaves and shallots and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add onion, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and red chillies and saute till fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly.

Step 7

Heat 4 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, slide in marinated fish and saute on high heat till golden.

Step 8

Grind the sautéed masala to a fine paste with tamarind paste and a little water.

Step 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.

Step 10

Add ground paste and 2 cups water, mix well, cover and bring the curry to a boil.

Step 11

Add the cooked fish and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Mix coconut milk powder with 1 cup water and add to the curry.

Step 12

Cover with a lid and simmer for 1 minute. Adjust salt. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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