Kerala Fish Fry / Meen Varuthathu


Kerala fish fry



1. Fish – 4 medium steaks (You can use any fish you prefer. I have used pompano (vatta) here)

2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 – 2 tsp

    Salt – To taste

    Lemon juice / vinegar – 1 – 1.5 tsp

3. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp, to shallow fry


1. Make small gashes on the fish pieces, if they are very thick. Combine all the ingredients numbered 2. Taste-check for salt. Rub the marinade on the fish pieces. Set aside for 20 minutes.

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Fry fish pieces on all sides until browned and done. Serve this spicy Kerala fish fry with hot steamed rice.

Meen varuthathu

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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