Monday, May 3, 2010

Meen Thoran/ Fish Thoran

Fish Thoran is a very simple yet popular fish recipe, which can be made with any kind of fish. It is a great side dish, but doesn't have any gravy. It is made with grated and crushed coconut which I have seen mom patiently stir frying to a dry roasted form which makes this fish recipe even more flavorful. It can be prepared with any kind of fish like King fish, Mackerel, Sharvu or Shark, or smaller ones like Sardines or Anchovies and also squid. It is good to avoid bones and cut  larger fishes into small cubes. For the smaller one we can cook them first with turmeric and salt and remove off the bones and then continue with the same recipe.

Fish- 1 lb
Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
Shallots diced- 1/2 cup
green chillies - 3
Ginger- 1- 1 1/2 inch
garlic-1 pod 
Cumin-a pinch
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
tamarind- one small ball
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly- 2
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tsp

Clean and cut the fish into small pieces and set aside.
Crush the grated coconut in a mixer( a little more finer) and add in chilly powder, salt, turmeric, ginger and marinate it with the fish and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds and fry onions,red chilly, green chilly and curry leaves  and add the marinated fish,tamarind and 1/2 cup of water. Close the lid and let it simmer for around ten minutes or till all the water has evaporated. Take off the lid and add in a few drops of coconut oil (optional) and curry leaves and stir fry it for another two or three minutes.

Try this easy recipe

Hope you will all enjoy!! 


  1. Hi Suja..Welcome to whole exciting blogosphere...You have some great recipes going on here...Meen thoran kidu aytunde...Shrimp biriyaniyum assalaytund..

    Do visit us sometime when you get a chance @

    Nammalum daivathinte swantham naatukar thanne.. :-)

    Kairali sisters

  2. I have never made this with fish but looks very tempting & delicious , nice click suja

  3. Meen thoran looks great! nice click!

  4. suja
    what a delicious fish thoran da.we love to have this with rice.its our kerala rice oh mouth watering na..
    lovely picture..perfetly done..pls parcel this
    one question which fish u used for this recipe..

  5. Fish thoran sounds and looks so delicious dear...wonderful presentation :)

  6. Fish Thoran.. I've never had that before but it looks like it's about time I do!

  7. Love this, esp when it's made with "netholi" :-)

  8. this one is a awesome dish..semms u r a great @ non vegeterian dises..keep it up..thanks for dropping by..i m following u now...

  9. Lovely fish thoran, great recipe too..Enikkum netholi thoran othiri eshtamannu :)

  10. Thanks all for stopping by and for the encouraging comments...Chacko, Sushma, Fatima, Gita, Roxon..thanks.
    Kirali sisters happy to see you here and to know that you liked it..yours is a wonderful space and would love to be there often..
    Pranis..thanks...I made it with shruvu...
    Gulmohar and Yummy team..I am also a great fan of netholi thoran

  11. Kairali Sisters,Fathima and Sanyukta... Welcome to my Blog!!!
    So happy to be friends..Hope to see you guys again and again...

  12. Suja,,first time here got nice space with yummy recipes dear,,fish thoran i like it very much with rasam rice ur's looks perfect.

  13. Thanks dear Satya for stopping by and for the lovely visit often

  14. Nice thoran, never tried it by shredding fish. thanks for sharing it. poularde georges blanc


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