Meen Ada


Meen Ada

Meen Ada is a famous Malabari dish mostly prepared during Ramadan.Normally, Meen Ada is prepared with fried Fish. But due to health reason, here I used non fried fish.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the Meen Ada, firstly cook the cleaned fish with salt, a pinch of turmeric and pepper powder. Remove the bone , then minse with hand.Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, ginger / garlic paste, green chilli and saute it well.
  • Add all powders, coriander leaves and saute again.
  • Finally add the minced fish into the pan and mix well. Let it cool. Now the filling is ready for Meen Ada.
  • Boil water along with salt .When it starts to boil, add the rice flour and mix well.
  • Knead the dough thoroughly with your hands and make it round shaped balls.
  • Take a ball size dough, and then press the dough using pathiri press or with your fingers ( Spread oil if needed )and make round shaped pathiris. ( as shown in the picture )
  • Place the fish filling on the pathiri. Fold it and press the sides.
  • Place the prepared ada in a steamer . Cook it for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Now the Meen Ada is ready to serve. Serve hot with tea or coffee.
  • You can use any fish. Here I used tuna fish .


Oil - 2 tbsp
For Ada
Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cup
Salt to taste
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