Sep 4, 2012

மீன் குழம்பு / Meen Kulambu / Fish Steaks Cooked in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This is a updated recipe of one of my post, I have deleted my old post . This recipe is way better than the old post.

Are you looking for a proper fish curry, then this is it. This recipe is given from my mother. she is a pure vegetarian, but she knows to cook fish. She told me to try this fish curry and i did it too..It came out so good..I hope you will try it soon..


Fish Pieces - 1/2 kg (Any White Fleshed Fish will do)
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn
Coconut Oil- 2 tblspn
Curry leaves a spring
Salt to taste

For Masala:
Coconut - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 5
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 5
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeeraka Podi - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp


Take all the ingrediants given for the masala in a blender and make into a fine puree.

Add that to a kadai and pour required amount of water.

Add in tamarind and salt and mix well.

Bring this to a boil.

Add in the fish pieces and cook for 10 mins or untill the fish is done.

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add curry leaves to it and fry them for 30 seconds.

Pour this over the curry and mix well.

Take all your ingrediants
Use Firm White Fleshed Fish
Ingrediants for grinding
take everything in a blender
and make into a fine puree
Transfer that to a large kadai
add tamarind
and salt
mix well
add fish in
and bring everything to a boil and cook
Heat oil in a kadai and splatter some curry leaves
pour that in
and mix well


  1. Flavorful curry....

  2. மீன் குழம்பு நல்ல வாசனையாக இருக்கு... சுட சுட சாதம் போட்டு உடனே சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு.. Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais :

  3. Delicious Fish Curry..Looks so perfect...

  4. Wow...that's an delectable gravy....

  5. Lip smashing gravy..looks great.

  6. good u make sandwich in non-veg too.. i tried ur keerai masiyal and we loved it. i'll post in my blog next time i make this.. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I tried it. Taste is very super. Thanks

  8. Am jus 19 nd makng ds dish was lik a dream cme true ...t was perfctly gud ....tank u fa ds wndrful reciepe...

  9. This came out very delicious yesterday! I added garlic and some fish curry powder for additional spiciness. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    God bless you for your kindness and making us all super chefs!

  10. what to do to get fish curry thick?? when i tried its always watery... im nt getting gravy consistency like in the picture....

  11. @Anonymousadding less water to the ground masala will give you thicker gravy

  12. What hs to be added to get more amount of gravy? Coconut?

  13. I too tried same.. But it's watery. What to be done to get consistency like in the picture?


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