Malabar Fish Curry with Roasted coconut

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Ready In: 15m

Malabar Fish Curry with Roasted coconut | varutharacha meen curry

Tangy Kerala fish curry with roasted coconut and pot tamarind (kudampuli)

Malabar Fish Curry with Roasted coconut or Varutharacha meen curry is Kerala traditional side dish. Kerala is very famous for various varieties of fish curries. I made this fish curry with tuna fish and you can use any fish of your choice like mackerel,sardine,pomfret etc…

I have already posted some varieties of fish curries like Tuna curry with roasted coconut and drumstick,fish curry in coconut milk,sardine curry with kudampuli,mackerel curry (ayala vattichathu),ayala pollichathu,sardine in coconut milk etc… Hope you all will like this recipes.


How to make Malabar Fish Curry with Roasted coconut


1/2 kg of Tuna(choora) or any fish of your choice
1/2 of one Coconut
5 no of Shallots
2 no of Tomato
4 no of Green chilli
1/4 spoon of Turmeric powder
1 spoon of Chilli powder
3/4 spoon of Coriander powder
1 pinch of Fenugreek seeds.
5 cloves of Garlic
1 small piece of Ginger
1/2 spoon of Fennel seeds.
3 no of pot tamarind | kudam puli (soak in water for 15 minutes)
Salt as required
1 spoon of Oil
4 no of Shallots
1 spring of curry leaves


Step 01

Heat 1 S oil in a pan

Step 02

Add grated coconut,garlic,ginger,curry leaves,fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds. Fry well in medium flame.

Step 03

Add all spices(chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder) when it turns golden brown.

Step 04

Stir well for 1 minute in low flame.

Step 05

Remove from flame,let it cool completely. Add 2-3 TS of water to the roasted ingredients and grind it to a fine thick paste.

Step 06

Heat oil in a pan and add sliced shallots,green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till the onion get fried.

Step 07

Add sliced tomatoes and fry in high flame till it become mushy.

Step 08

Add the grounded coconut mix.

Step 09

Add 1/2 glass of water and salt. Mix well and let it boil. After 5 minutes add soaked pot tamarind.

Step 10

When the curry starts to thicken, add fish pieces. Mix carefully.

Step 11

Cover the pot and cook(medium flame). continue cooking till the fish is done.

Step 12

Seasoning (optional)

Step 13

Heat 1/2 oil in a pan
Add chopped shallots,fenugreek seeds(3-4) and curry leaves. Saute for till golden brown color.
Add to fish curry and mix well. Soon cover the pot. Serve after 5 minute.
Note :
1. If you don’t have fenugreek powder,add 2-3 fenugreek seeds while roasting the coconut.

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