Kerala Fish Fry (Meen Varathathu) Recipe

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Kerala Fish Fry (Meen Varathathu)
How to make Kerala Fish Fry (Meen Varathathu)
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A lovely serving of fried fish from down South. Fish enriched with ginger, methi seeds, coriander powder and fried crisp.

Ingredients of Kerala Fish Fry (Meen Varathathu)

  • 500 gm fish - scaled and cut diagonally into 3cm pieces oil for frying
  • 1 Tbsp ginger - chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp methi seeds
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar salt - to taste

How to Make Kerala Fish Fry (Meen Varathathu)

  • 1.Wash fish, drain and keep aside.
  • 2.Then add grind ginger, chilli powder, coriander, turmeric, methi, vinegar and salt into a paste.
  • 3.Marinate the fish with the paste and keep aside for an hour.
  • 4.Heat oil and fry the fish pieces till they turn light brown in colour.
  • 5.Make sure that the flame is not too high.
  • 6.Pierce the fish with a knife and if it flakes easily it is cooked.
  • 7.Place the fish pieces on an absorbent paper to drain out the excess oil.
  • 8.Serve hot.