Varutharacha Meen Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 10 pieces - fish
  • 1/2 cup -coconut
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/3 tsp - turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • tamarind - 1 (gooseberry size)
  • Small onion (cheriyulli) - 2-3. If you don't get this then 1/4 cup big onion, cut to pieces
  • garlic - 2 small ones, cut
  • 2-3 - green chillies
  • 2 stems - curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - coconut or other oil
  • coriander powder - as per need

How to Make Varutharacha Meen Curry

  • Heat a saucepan, pour oil and fry onion and garlic till light brown.
  • Simmer the flame, add the chilli, turmeric, coriander powder, salt and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Then switch off the gas stove and add grated coconut to the sauteed mixture.
  • Add tamarind and grind it to a paste.
  • Arrange the fish, green chillies, curry leaves in a saucepan one next to the other and then pour this paste on it.
  • The fish should immerse in the paste.
  • If this is not enough, pour water till it covers the fish.
  • When it boils, simmer it and cook for 10 mins or till the gravy is thick enough.
  • Pour oil around the gravy, put some curry leaves and take it off the stove.
  • Shake it a bit so that the oil spreads around the gravy.