Fish / meen kuzhambu

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Fish Kuzhambu a favorite dish for many, the taste of it increases day by day.Fish Fry and Fish Kuzhambu are my DH's most favorite items.He enjoys its taste in each and every spoonful. Last weekend I prepared both Fish Kuzhambu and Fish Fry, as usual he liked it very much and I am soo happy :). I prepared this with Sill Fish ( English : Herring, Tamil: Nunalai, Koimeen, Malayalam: Kannan Mathi, Hindi: Hilsa, Bhing) you can use the same procedure for all other fishes.


Number of serving: 4
1/2 Kg Fish

For Grind :

6 Small onion (6 to 7 Nos)

1/2 Cup Big Onion (Chopped)

1/2 Cup Tomato (Chopped)

2 Coconut (2 to 3 tblsp)

2 tblsp Corrainder Powder

2 Oil (2 to 3 tblsp)

1 tsp Mustard

3 Garlic (3 to 4 cloves)

8 Onion (8 to 10 Nos)

8 Curry Leaves (8 to 10 Nos)

2 Tomato (2 to 3 tblsp ; Chopped)

1 Cup Tamarind Juice

Chilli Powder (As per taste)

2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt (As per taste)


  • Marinate fish with salt, turmeric, chilli powder ( each one tsp) for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Step 2 - Fish / Meen Kuzhambu
    Heat 1 tblsp oil in a pan and add ingredients listed under to grind one by one. Let it cool for sometime and grind the mixture. Keep it aside.
  • Step 3 - Fish / Meen Kuzhambu
    Heat 2 tblsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once it splutters a add onions and curry leaves saute it till onions become translucent, then add tomato and saute it for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Step 4 - Fish / Meen Kuzhambu
    Then add ground paste and saute it till the oil oozes out, add tamarind juice to it and mix well.
  • Add required amount of water, if you want the gravy to be little watery, also add chilli powder,salt as per taste and add 2 tsp on turmeric powder to it and mix well. Let it cook for 10 minutes till the oil oozes out.
  • Step 6 - Fish / Meen Kuzhambu
    Add marinated fish to the gravy, close the lid of the pan, In-between mix the gravy very gently and cook for another five minutes.
  • Step 7 - Fish / Meen Kuzhambu
    Gently take out all the cooked fishes using spatula and place it in the bowl, then pour the fish gravy into the bowl.( This prevents the fish from breaking down into pieces). Serve it Hot.


Rate this recipe:
Generate another secure code = 

Related recipes

Recipe Fish molly / fish mollee
Fish molly / fish mollee
2 servings
35 min
Very Easy
Recipe Fish roast (meen ularthiyathu)
Fish roast (meen ularthiyathu)
3 servings
40 min
Very Easy
3 / 5
Recipe Fish gratin, quick and simple
Fish gratin, quick and simple
6 servings
Very Easy
3.5 / 5
Recipe Cod fish in parchment
Cod fish in parchment
2 servings
40 min
Very Easy