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A Coastal Special Fish Curry from Kerala !! (Kadappuram Meen Curry)

This is a special meen curry/fish curry from Kerala.We have a vast coastline along the west, fringed by Indian Occean.The fishermen community in Kerala is so vibrant that they have several special flavours to be proud of.Here is one among them .


To Boil Fish

3 medium size mackerel cleaned and cut into three (any kind of fish you can use)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder

To Cook the gravy

2 tbsp coconut oil
4 cloves garlic,sliced
1 small onion sliced
1 piece ginger,chopped
1 green chilly,slit
2 pieces of coccum (depends on the sourness)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chilly powder
3/4 cup grated coconut,roasted and grind to a fine paste adding little water
curry leaves


  • First, boil the water and add salt.Add all the powders mentioned in the ‘boil fish ‘ section.Boil the spices in water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add fish pieces,and cook it in medium flame for 5-6 minutes or till it is cooked.Remove from the flame and keep along with the water if any.
  • Now roast the coconut till brown and grind it smoothly adding little water.
  • Heat coconut oil in another deep skillet/man chatty and add garlic slices. Sauté  and add the chopped onion,ginger and green chilly. Sauté till the onion turns brown.
  • Add coccum to this.Now mix in the garam masala,chilly and coriander powders along with coconut paste.Mix well.If it’s too dry,you can add some water cleaning the grinder.Bring to a boil.
  • Add curry leaves and now add the cooked fish along with the gravy to this .Simmer till the oil gathers over the top.Check the salt.
  • Serve with Rice/appam/puttu/chapathi.

One comment on “A Coastal Special Fish Curry from Kerala !! (Kadappuram Meen Curry)

  1. Suja Sugathan
    April 10, 2011

    Wow spicy and delicious curry,sounds a delicious preparation,roasted coconut,garam masala,kudampuli all combined will it is real delicious..thanks for sharing this authentic recipe dear.


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This entry was posted on April 10, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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