Friday, December 20, 2013

Meen Thengapal Curry - Fish Curry in Coconut milk

It is a mild, flavourful and delicious fish curry from the cuisine of middle Kerala .Coconut and coconut milk impart a great role in the Kerala cuisine.And in my recipe collection here, most of the curries are made with coconut milk especially seafood varieties. This lip smacking curry is a must try for all l seafood lovers and its a heavenly accompaniment and tastes wonderful with appam, idiyappam ,chapati , bread and rice too.....

Ingredients :
  1. Fish(cleaned and cut into medium size pieces) : 500gm
  2. Pearl Onions : 4-5
  3. Ginger : a medium size piece(1 inch)
  4. Garlic : 2-3pods
  5. Onion(chopped) : 1 small
  6. Green Chillies : 2
  7. Curry Leaves : 2 springs
  8. Red Chilly Powder : 2 tbsp
  9. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  10. Fish Masala : 1 tsp(I use Eastern)
  11. Thick Coconut Milk : 3/4 cup
  12. Fenugreek Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt
  14. Kudampuli : 2 small piece
  15. Coconut Oil

Method :
  • Crush the pearl onions,ginger and green chillies together.
  • Heat oil in a claypot and splutter fenugreek seeds.
  • Saute the chopped onion,garlic pods and curry leaves together till the onions get soft.
  • Add the crushed mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add all the powders and saute for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  • When the raw smell goes,add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.
  • While boiling, add salt,kudampuli and fish pieces.
  • Cover the pot and cook in medium flame.
  • When the fish pieces are cooked well and the water evaporates to its half,add the thick coconut milk and change the flame into low.(2-3 minutes.Do not boil.just heat)
  • Swirl the pan and switch off the flame.
  • Drizzle few drops of coconut oil and put some curry leaves on top.
  • Cover the pot till serving.  

Linking it to"South Indian Cooking" of Anuz Healthy Kitchen hosted by Rafee


  1. wow it looks so yummmyy!! Fish and coconut milk itself becomes legend themselves when combined!!

  2. super naadan curry Shahina..... mainly when it is served with rice...

  3. look so yumm dear... morning snapanennu thonunu... can see the sunlight effect... :)

  4. Fish curry looks so creamy and yumm.

  5. So so yummy I am drooling here..
    Shahina I would like to inform you I am nominating you for the "Liebster award".. Please follow the link to grab your award.

  6. yummy ..drool worthy fish curry...happy to follow you

  7. I tried the same last nyte, and turned out yumm.... my husband was so pleased and happy..thnkx so much for the receipe, this is my second receipe out of your blog, after egg curry with coconut, & many more to try :))