Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meen Varattiyathu - Fish Dry Roast

This yummy dry roast is very easy to make,but very special and distinct in taste. This super special roast originates in my kitchen from the boredom of having different types of fish curries and gravies again and again.
Try it and tickle your taste buds..

Ingredients :

  1. Fish Pieces : 5-6 medium size
  2. Onion(chopped) : 1 small
  3. Green Chilly : 2 (slitted lengthwise)
  4. Curry Leaves : 1 spring
  5. Ginger - Garlic Paste : 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder : 3/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  8. Tomato : 1 (cut into 4 pieces)
  9. 5-6 tbsp of Tamarind water : taken from a small gooseberry size ball
  10. Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt
  12. Oil preferably Coconut Oil


  • Heat oil in an earthen pot(manchatti) and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add chopped onion,green chilly and curry leaves together.
  • When the onions turn brown,add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add the powders and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Pour the tamarind water and allow to boil.
  • Now add the fish pieces,tomato pieces and salt.
  • Cover the pot and cook in medium - low flame.
  • Open and swirl the pan 1-2 times.
  • Cook till it gets a consistency as shown in the fig.
  • Switch off the flame..Cover well till serve.



  1. Love fish in any form, yours looks so delicious

  2. Oh!!!!!!!!! such a tempting dish
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  3. Thank you all for your lovely comments