Fish Varutharacha Curry Recipe

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Fish Varutharacha Curry
  • Chef: Deepti Saxsena
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Meen Varutharacha is a fish curry from 'God's own country', Kerala. Marinated pieces of fish cooked in a gravy made with dry coconut, tamarind and red chilli paste. It's fresh, easy and quick!

Ingredients of Fish Varutharacha Curry

  • 1/2 kg mackerel or sardine
  • 100 gm Small onions
  • 1 Ginger
  • 6 Cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 3 pieces Tamarind
  • 2 Tbsp Chilli powder
  • 3 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves

How to Make Fish Varutharacha Curry

  • 1.1. Cut the fish into small pieces of 1 inch thickness.
  • 2.2. Soak tamarind in water. Marinate the fish with turmeric and salt and keep aside.
  • 3.3. Take a pan and add 1 tsp coconut oil and add the scraped coconut and fry. When it is dry add small onions and continue to fry.
  • 4.4. Fry till the coconut has a dark brown color. Take care not to burn it.
  • 5.5. Then add the chilli and coriander powder and fry for some more time. Turn off the stove and add the garlic and ginger.
  • 6.6. Allow the mixture to cool. Then grind to a fine paste in a mixie with water.
  • 7.7. Take a vessel, add the paste, tamarind and water. Bring to boil on a high flame and add salt.
  • 8.8. Reduce the flame and add the fish pieces. Cook covered. After 5 minutes add the pepper powder and cook uncovered on high flame for 3 minutes.
  • 9.9. Reduce the flame and add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and the curry leaves.
  • 10.10. Give the vessel a turn and off the flame.
  • 11.11. Add the fenugreek powder, and keep covered on the stove for 10 minutes.
  • 12.12. Give the vessel a shake after that and keep covered.