Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Simple meen (fish) curry–Amma’s special (Serves 4)

Meen curry

Here is another easy fish curry recipe from my mom’s cooking repository. She is an expert in preparing fish curries and this one is the easiest and I guarantee, no one can go wrong with this preparation. Enjoy!!!

Fish ½ kg, cut to pieces (I used tilapia)
Grated coconut ½ cup
Shallots 3 nos
Whole red chilly 6 nos
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder 1 tsp
Gamboge 4 nos, soaked in 1 cup warm water
Ginger a small piece
Green chilly 2 nos, slit
Salt as needed
Coconut oil 1 tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs (i haven’t used curry leaves here as I didn’t have any)

ammas meencurry


Heat a pan and roast the dry red chilly for 2 minutes. Cool down and grind the chilly along with grated coconut, shallots. Now add the powders and grind again to a paste. Set aside.

Now in a clay pot or any deep cooking vessel add the gamboge along with the water. Then add the ground paste, salt, ginger and green chilly. Switch on flame and bring this to a boil. Once boiling add the fish pieces and cook until fish pieces are tender and cooked through. Sprinkle 1 tsp coconut oil and curry leaves. Switch off flame and keep covered until ready to serve. Adipoli meen curry ready Smile..

Simple fish curry



  1. Hey ....... Happy New Year ! I know am a lil late though. Moms can never go wrong and this fish curry is the proof :) A great dish to begin this year with. Luv the clay pot too


  2. Delicious and mouthwatering curry..yum

  3. Wow, Looks delicious and inviting..

  4. Happy New Year! Yummy, that looks so good, I want some:)

  5. Hey I saw the fish curry paot and jumped in immediatly to your blog. it is irresistable and one of my fav. happy to know you. check my blog if you get a chance. Roshni.

  6. Happy New Year...
    Meen curry kandittu kothiyavunnundu..Nattil poyittu vennam ammenodu indakitharan parayan..After all moms recipes are always superb..Love the presentation and clay pot..

  7. Adipoli , loved the simplicity

  8. Mouthwatering here, wat a super tempting meen curry..

  9. Woww.. .mouth watering here.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear..

  10. Dushta.. Kothipichu Kollum......!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Hi Suji,
    Hw r u doing ? gr8 dish to start with for a new year ....

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  13. Hi I saw your fish curry recipe n made it. It was delicious meen curry.

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback Shreeja, i m gald you liked it.



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