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Kilimeen (varutharacha) Curry


500 gm kilimeen / red snapper
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1′ ginger chopped
4 garlic,chopped
2 sprig curry leaves
10 shallots,chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1 tomato,chopped
1.5-2 cup water
oil,salt as required

To roast and grind

1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp black pepper seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 dry chillies
4 shallots


Roast coconut along with the ingredients mentioned to a smooth paste adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup water.Heat oil in a curry pot and splutter mustard and fenugreek seeds.Throw ginger,garlic,shallots and curry leaves.Roast till the raw smell leaves.Add salt followed by turmeric and chilly powder.Saute and add chopped tomatoes.Roast this for two more minutes and pour the ground coconut mixture.Mix everything well and add enough water to dilute the paste.Bring to a boil and drop the cleaned fish to this.Simmer till the curry thickens and oil clears on top.By this time fish will be cooked.Serve with rice/idiyappam/appam etc.

* recipe courtesy : Big Chef Noushad


9 comments on “Kilimeen (varutharacha) Curry

  1. Sangeetha Priya
    February 9, 2014

    tempting fish curry, love it!


  2. Hamaree Rasoi
    February 10, 2014

    Awesome to look at fish curry. Excellent preparation.


  3. Hasna Hamza Layin
    February 10, 2014

    We don't really make varutharacha fish curry… bt always wanted to try..ths luks fantastic


  4. Rafeeda AR
    February 10, 2014

    Kilimeen!! Athethu meena Dhyuthi? I'm very bad at fish names apart from the normal mathi, ayala and aykora… the curry looks delicious dear…


  5. Mélange
    February 10, 2014

    Kilimeen is red snapper.The small ones with red color.We call it 'puyyapla' as well.I don't know what all are other names Rafee.


  6. mksalm Mksalim
    February 10, 2014

    it is also known as ' puyyaapla kora' in some muslim surroundings.


  7. Mélange
    February 10, 2014

    Thanks Salim.I remember.Might have emerged in muslim locales,but common slang in Thrissur.


  8. Suja Manoj
    February 10, 2014

    Super yum,love varutharacha curry,tempting


  9. Reshmi Mahesh
    February 12, 2014

    Yummy looking varutharacha curry…


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This entry was posted on February 9, 2014 by in Fish, kerala food, Non-veg curries.


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