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Meen Choru | Thrissur Style Fish Rice


1 cup raw rice (I used sona masoori)
1 3/4 cup water
500 gm fish (any fleshy will do.I used king fish here)
3-4 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
4 garlic cloves,chopped
1/2′ ginger,chopped
2 sprig curry leaves
1 onion,chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 green chillies,chopped
4 tbsp chopped capsicum (optional.This is my addition to uplift the flavor)
salt,as required

For marinade

1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder (or 2 tsp chilly powder)
3/4 tsp oil
water,salt as required


Marinate the cleaned fish with the marinade mentioned above.Keep it for at least 15 minutes.Fry them and chop into medium bite size pieces without bones.Keep ready.Wash the rice and soak it for ten minutes.Then shift it to the pressure cooker and pour 1 3/4 cup water.Pressure cook till three whistles.Switch off and let the pressure drop naturally.Meanwhile heat oil (use the oil used to fry the fish and add more if wanted) in a thick bottomed pot and splutter mustard,fennel seeds.Reduce heat and add curry leaves,ginger,garlic,green chillies and chopped onion.Increase the heat and stir the mixture thoroughly till onion changes color.This will only take two minutes.Be careful not to roast onion too much.The pieces should be intact for that crunchy feel.To this add 3/4 tsp chilly powder and saute till raw smell disappear.Now add the capsicum and tomato.Keep stirring for 2 more minutes.Add the chopped fish to this and mix well.Finally add the rice and reduce the heat.Mix the rice well with fish and spices.Check salt and adjust the taste.Once fish and rice is mixed well,switch off and close the rice with the lid.Let it sit for 10 minutes.Serve then with pickle and pappad.


11 comments on “Meen Choru | Thrissur Style Fish Rice

  1. suhaina aji
    April 11, 2014

    oooh..i love this rice..had it once..this looks so yummy..drooll


  2. Insignia
    April 12, 2014

    🙂 Hearing fish rice for the first time Melange. You know we have loads of rices – Lemon, Tamarind, Coconut…fish rice?Beautiful! Will share this recipe with my husband. I am sure he will love it


  3. Priya Suresh
    April 13, 2014

    Very flavourful and delicious one pot meal, can have it happily anytime.Meen choru makes me hungry.


  4. mksalm Mksalim
    April 13, 2014

    fish rice. a new experience


  5. Julie
    April 14, 2014

    ente vayyil boat odikkaam..too yummy pot meal 🙂


  6. Rafeeda AR
    April 15, 2014

    so delicious dear… 🙂


  7. Balachandran V
    April 15, 2014

    It really HURTS looking at your pictures and reading the recipes. Where would I go for fish at the unearthly hour? Aaah! Will try it with Choora. 🙂


  8. Jayanthy Kumaran
    April 20, 2014

    lovely recipe
    Tasty Appetite


  9. Suja Manoj
    April 22, 2014

    Its is a nice recipe,quick and yummy,perfect lunch box menu


  10. Sayantani
    May 6, 2014

    very very tempting picture. we Bengalis love fish and this one is a must must try


  11. remya sean
    June 17, 2014

    a new recipe for me.. looks inviting
    happy to follow u


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This entry was posted on April 11, 2014 by in Fish, kerala food, Lunchbox, Rice.


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