Varutharacha Meen Curry | Fish Curry In Roasted Coconut Gravy


Varutharacha Meen Curry is a very popular fish delicacy in Kerala Cuisine. Any fish as per your choice can be used in the preparation of this tasty dish but personally I prefer king fish or salmon. The aroma, flavour and richness of the coconutty gravy is too good to resist. The tangy flavored exotic gravy goes well with almost anything like pathiri, puttu as well as with white steamed rice. Meen chaaru with Puttu tastes awesome in Kerala, an enjoyable dish of the general public. Grated coconut is fried with naturally available spices and then ground to a fine paste. Fish pieces are cooked in a spicy coconut mixture with tangy tamarind pulp which makes Varutharacha Meen Curry simply irresistible. Spicy flavor of the dish can be adjusted as per preference. Some prefer it spicy and hot, while some prefer it mild especially for kids. Varutharacha Meen Curry requires very little time for the preparation. The thick, flavorful gravy of this dish is tempting.

Serve Fish Curry In Roasted Coconut Gravy with mashed Kappa and you can discover a match in heaven, every Malayalee’s favorite. We know that fish is an integral part of noon-day meals in Kerala Cuisine. But there are regions in Kerala like Kozhikode, where fish curries are savored during breakfast also. Pathiri with Fish Curry In Roasted Coconut Gravy makes a deadly combination. Well, I would like to admit I am a spice lover and Varutharacha Meen Curry is one of my favorite fish delicacies. Fish is nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Fish Curry In Roasted Coconut Gravy is an easy to prepare dish with readily available ingredients. Explore Varutharacha Meen Curry in well illustrated simple sentences. Enjoy the lip smacking dish with your family and loved ones

Varutharacha Meen Curry

Varutharacha Meen Curry | Fish Curry In Roasted Coconut Gravy

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add coconut, chilly powder, coriander powder, onions, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  • Fry on a medium heat for 20 mins, till it becomes brown.
  • Cool the mix and grind it in a mixer grinder.
  • Pour tamarind pulp water and grind again.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same pan.
  • Add the paste and stir.
  • When the paste boils and aroma comes, add fish pieces.
  • Add sufficient water such that the pieces are well immersed in the mix.
  • :- Add less water, if you want it thick.
  • Allow Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) to boil in a medium flame and let the gravy thicken.
  • :- Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) is ready.
  • :- Serve Varutharacha Meen Curry (Fish Curry) hot with rice.


You can visit this link Spicy King Fish Curry with Coconut. You can also visit this link Kottayam Styled Fish Curry.
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Response (31)
  1. a
    a novice October 7, 2005

    This recipe is really good… I was looking around for a kerala style fish curry when I stumbled upon this one. Although I prefer fried fish to curry, this dish appealed to my taste buds and my husband`s too. Thanx for posting this !

  2. s
    shilpa August 18, 2004

    Very good recipe.I made it more thick by adding less water.keep posting

  3. d
    devi March 11, 2004

    tasty and less spicy,very good with boiled tapioca

  4. r
    reema r November 18, 2009

    this recipe is simply great. i tried it with tuna cubes. thanx for making it simple and delicious.

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