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Meen Pattichathu Recipe

Meen Pattichathu is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stir Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 lb. - Fish, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp - Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1-inch - ginger, julienned
  • 3 - kudampuli/a marble sized Tamarind
  • 2 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • Salt, as required
  • For tempering:
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • A few Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves
  • 4 - shallots, chopped lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • How to Make Meen Pattichathu:

    1. Clean the fish and cut into small cubes.
    2. Mix red chilli powder, Kashmiri chilli powder and turmeric powder with 2 tbsp of water. Add the fish pieces, chilli and turmeric mix, kudampuli, chopped ginger and salt with 2 cups of water in the clay pot, cover and bring to a boil.
    3. Next add the grated coconut, and let cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
    4. For the tempering, heat a tbsp of oil, add the mustard and the fenugreek seeds.
    5. Once the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves and the chopped shallots; saute till the shallots turn brown.
    6. Add the tempering to the fish curry before taking off the stove.
    7. Serve hot with steamed rice/tapioca.
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