Meen vevichathu - kottayam style red fish curry

Main Dish
2 servings
30 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Fish - 1/2 kg

Shallots/Small onion chopped - 1/4 cup

Garlic sliced - 6-7 cloves

Ginger sliced - 1 inch piece

Green chili slit lengthwise - 2

Kashmiri chili powder - 2 tablespoons

Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons

Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoons

Kudampuli/Fish tamarind/Gambooge - 2 medium

Curry leaves - a handful

Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut Oil or any oil


  • Wash and clean the kudampuli. Soak Kudampuli in a cup of water and set aside. Lightly crush the chopped small onions in a mortar and pestle.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and fry it for 30 seconds.
  • Add small onions,sliced ginger and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add Kashmiri chili powder, Coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry it for 2 minutes.
  • Add the soaked kudampuli along with water, and 1 more cup of water to the pan and combine well. Add salt to taste.
  • Stir in the fish pieces, combine well and cook it covered for 10-15 minutes. Uncover it,add a few more curry leaves, sprinkle a tspn of oil and simmer uncovered for another 3-4 minutes.


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