How to make Meen Varuval -

Deep fried marinated fish strips.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Fish Fillets (फिश फिले), Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Meen Varuval

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The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Meen Varuval Recipe

  • Fish Fillets cut into strips 2

  • Lemon Juice to taste

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

Method

Step 1

Place fish strips in a bowl, add salt, garlic paste, curry powder and lemon juice and mix.

Step 2

Let them marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Mix refined flour with white pepper powder and salt on a flat plate.

Step 4

Dredge small lots of marinated fish strips in the seasoned flour, shake off the excess flour.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in fish strips and deep fry till golden brown.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.