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Meen Vevichathu !! (Kottayam Style Fish Curry)


500 gm fish,preferably boneless,diced (seer fish is best)
2 tsp chopped ginger
2 tsp chopped garlic
7-8 shallots sliced
4 tsp chilly powder/kashmiri chilly
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek powder
3 coccum pieces soaked in 1/4 cup water
3 sprig curry leaves
3/4-1 cup water
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 tsp coconut oil


Heat oil in a Manchatty (clay pot) or curry pot and splutter mustard seeds.Add the chopped ginger and garlic.Saute and add the sliced shallots.Saute till shallots turn light brown.Reduce the flame and add the powders.Mix well and add 2-3 tbsp of water so that the powder won’t burn.This part is important.Saute till the raw smell disappears and everything is roasted well.Add salt and coccum along with the water used to soak.Now add the water and bring to a boil.When it boils,add the fish pieces and slow simmer till the fish is cooked and the gravy thickens.Put the curry leaves and keep this for a while.Serve with Kappa/Mashed Tapioca or rice.

*This curry tastes better with days and can be used for days if re-heated.


3 comments on “Meen Vevichathu !! (Kottayam Style Fish Curry)

  1. Suja
    May 1, 2011

    Wow looks delicious makes me drool..adding asafoetida sounds delicious,fish pickle flavor aayirikkum alle..will surely give this a try.


  2. Reva
    May 2, 2011

    Wow.. this is one of the most flavoursome fish dishes…. that too cooked in coconut oil makes it double yummy:)The pics are beautiful..


  3. Priya
    May 2, 2011

    Slurp,mouthwatering here…simply irresistible..


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This entry was posted on May 1, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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