Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fish Gravy / Meen Kuzhambu


Fish - 3 to 4 round pieces
Small onion - 1 cup
Tomato - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup(grated) 
Tamarind juice/extract -1/2 cup
Small onion - 5 or 6(chopped)
Tomato - 1/2 (chopped)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tbsp 
Chilli powder - 2 tbsp 
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp  
Turmeric powder  - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - as required
Curry Leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp

Wash and Clean the fish pieces. Mix it with turmeric powder,salt and marinate for 30 mins.

Grind the grated coconut into a smooth paste and keep aside.

Grind the onion and tomato into a smooth paste & keep aside.

Heat Oil in a pan,add jeera and fenugreek seeds and fry for few mins.

Add ginger-garlic paste,fry it until the raw smell goes off.

Add chopped onion and tomato & fry it for few mins and add curry leaves and stir it.

After that, add onion-tomato paste & stir it for 2 mins.

Add chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder & 1/2 tbsp salt and bring to boil for 5 -7 mins.
At low flame, add coconut ground paste and cook it for 2 mins. Add tamarind juice/extract & cook it for 3mins.


Finally add the marinate fish and close with lid & cook it only for 3mins.Then turn off the stove.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Now the south indian fish gravy/ meen kuzhambu is ready to serve.


  1. vaasanai apadiye thookudhu pa :) Nice.happy to follow u.

  2. Yummy to eat with plain rice and fried appalams.

  3. Hi Rekha,

    Fish gravy Looks delicious!!!

    Perfect match to hot rice :)

    Keep on Rekha...

  4. cute bowl with yummy curry..

  5. Nice fish curry. Would be lovely with a bowl of hot rice

  6. fish curry looks wonderful and delicious

  7. looks lovely and delicious...mouthwatering!

  8. Very delicious fish curry and nice bowl too.

  9. delicious fish curry dear !!!loved it !!!!!

  10. just like mom's! delish curry..

  11. Feel like having it right now with boiled rice :-) Yummy :-)

  12. Slurrp,mouthwatring here...thxs for ur lovely comment...Happy to follow u!!

  13. hy rekha,
    you have a lovely space here..
    happy following you..:)
    fish curry sounds scrumptiously tasty
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite