Meen Kozhambu

Fish cooked in a thick tomato - onion gravy.

Category : Seafood
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Cusine Type : Kerala


Fish 1/2 kg

Fish Tamarind 3 pieces

Onion 1

Small Onion 6

Green chilly 2

Chopped ginger 1 tbsp

Garlic(chopped) 1 tbsp

Tomato chopped 1

Coriander powder 1 tbsp

Red chilly powder 1 1/4 tbsp

Turmeric 1/4 tsp

Oil 1 1/2 tbsp

Fenugreek powder 1/2 tsp

Coconut milk 1/2 cup

Water 1 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Curry leaves a few


Any kind of firmer fish like king fish etc can be used for this. Clean and cut the fish into pieces. Cut onions and small oinions in lengthwise pieces.

Hear oil in a pan add chopped ginger and fry for 1 minute. Then add ginger and fry till its raw smell goes. Then add green chilly and fry for 1 minute and then add small red onion and fry till turns color. Add onion and fry till it color changes. Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder and coriander powder and fry all powders till its raw smell goes. Then add 1 big tomato and fry well. Cool it and Make a smooth paste of it.

In a vessel add the fish pieces and the thick masala and 1 cup water. Add fenugreek powder and enough salt. Then add fish tamarind and mix well. Then add 1/2 cup coconut milk and mix well. Add curry leaves and boil it. Cover it. When it starts boiling removing the cover and cook it in the law flame and just shake the vessel. When it is done add 1/2 tsp coconut oil and curry leaves and swirl the vessel around. Remove from fire.

Posted by Asha John at 08:50:36 am on December 27, 2010.
I made it yesterday and took it to my friends house and this curry turned out to be a hit there. Thanks a lot for this lovely recipe.
Posted by Vini at 08:55:39 am on December 27, 2010.
Superb..My husband loved it..nice naadan taste
Posted by Raji Philip at 08:57:32 am on December 27, 2010.
Recipe is superb. It is very tasty with tapioca and even appams.I make it often at home.

Tips of the day
Excess salt in any dish can be brought down by adding diced potatoes, tomatoes or a teaspoon of sugar.