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Karimeen Curry/Meen Palu Curry

Karimeen Curry/Meen Palu Curry (Cochin Fish Curry)

Delicious and spicy fish curry is a must for lunch in every Malayali home .This is nadan fish curry made with pearl spot or karimeen which is popular in Kerala. The fish is simmered with spices and coconut milk and is flavorful and delicious.Different regions have their own variations of fish curry ranging  from the fiery red curry or  mulaku curry to very mild curries like fish molee. Fish curry is made milder by adding shredded coconut either as a fine paste or as coconut milk. Try this curry. You will surely love this as it tastes wonderful with rice or appam.

Karimeen fish-5-6
(or any fish of your choice)
Thinly sliced onion- 1/2 onion
Crushed shallot- 1/3 cup
Tomato- 1 medium
Kudam puli- 3 pieces
Ginger sliced- 2 inch thick
Garlic - 2 (optional)
Green chilly- 2
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Thin coconut milk- 1 cup
Chilly powder- 11/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil- 2 -3 tsp

Marinate fish with turmeric powder and salt for ten minutes. If you like you can lightly fry the fish before adding to the gravy.

Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and  curry leaves and wait till they splutter and curry leaves to fry. Next add sliced onions and crushed shallots along with ginger and saute till golden brown. Next add tomato and green chilly and saute till tomatoes are soft. Add turmeric, chilly powder and salt and saute for a minute. Now add thin coconut milk, water and kudampuli and allow to boil. Drop in the fish pieces cover add cook till the fish is cooked and tender. Finally add the coconut milk and allow to simmer for two more minutes. Serve with rice.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. That looks absolutely divine..tempting color..yummie!

  2. Meen Palu Curry is new to me !! This looks so colorful and delicious !!

  3. ayyo kandittu kothi sahikkunnilla..look so yummy...

  4. Suja, U always make me drool over ur recipes and thatz what u did today also.. :)

  5. Wow... wht a perfect fish curry... I love it with appam and rice.

  6. My mouth is watering and its almost lunch time. Delicious looking recipe

  7. I love the color and the ingredients,Suja.It is so appetizing and sounds so delicious...mmmm...mmm

  8. Nalle fish curry...great with rice...

  9. Yummy and delicious looking fish curry.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. I am drooling here.I am a big fan or ur non veg cooking.delicious.

  11. WOW hot steaming rice and bon appetite

  12. So rich and yummy! Beautiful click too...

  13. I make this in a bit different way.Btw,which is the fish you used Suja ? Seer ? Looks tempting.Coconut milk makes the curry divine always..esp for we keralites.

  14. aweee i'm drooling can I come over to eat? :)

  15. Fantastic n drool worthy tempting fish curry...lovely!

  16. Slurp,mouthwatering here...wat a catchy and fingerlicking meen curry..

  17. Nadan meen curry superb!! Ente fav annu thenga pal chertha meen curry..Nalla recipe..

  18. What a great great looking curry n the color is so nice n vibrant!!

    US Masala

  19. Omg..I'm salivating at this curry! The color is sooooo inviting...ahhhh!!!

  20. meen curry ugranayittundu...

  21. meen curry looks inviting.....

  22. sound so delicious & will taste yummy too

  23. nothing can beat the taste of this with rice...Loved the color ...

  24. What a lovely colou, llooks yummy!

  25. Sounds so delicious Suja. Looks great too, as usual.

  26. Adipoli meen Curry.color is so tempting

  27. Anything with coconut milk tastes great .... the fish gravy looks delish.


  28. love love love this...ippo venam with rice

  29. Delicious and flavorful fish curry.

  30. drooling here i hav some..

  31. It is very delicious n spicy..
    lovely presentation Suja...
    Tasty Appetite

  32. superbbb...already tingled my spice palette :)


  33. Delicious and Beautiful curry.. and i have started my event Treat to Eyes series-2, do participate:)

  34. Thanks all for the sweet encouraging comments:)

  35. wow..looks so colorful and tempting...loved it..


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