May 2, 2015

Puliyum Meenum Recipe / Fish Thokku Recipe

This is one of my friend jafrin's recipe and this is what i talked about in this fish masala powder post. I am glad that she told me about this dish, so i get a chance to try it and enjoy it..It is a finger licking delicious fish recipe..It is a masala kind of dish and spicy, tangy at the same time..Loved it..This is pretty simple to make as well..

Similar Recipes,
Prawn Curry
Village Style Fish Curry
Fish Molee
Onion Fish Curry
Ajwain Fish Curry

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Sardine / Chala Meen - 12 to 15
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 12 to 15 peeled
Tomato - 2 small chopped
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves a handful
Salt to taste
Coconut Oil - 3 to 4 tblspn
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/4 tsp


Take onion, tomato, fish masala, salt, tamarind in a blender and puree till smooth.

Add this to fish and mix well.

Transfer this mix to a earthernware pot and sprinkle curry leaves over it.

Cover with a lid and put it on flame. Cook on low flame for 10 to 15 mins.

Now heat coconut oil and crackle some fenugreek and curry leaves. Pour this over the fish and mix well.


Take all your ingredients

Take shallots in a mixer

add in tomatoes

add little tamarind

add in fish curry masala, RECIPE HERE

add in some salt

puree till smooth

Take your cleaned sardine fish in a bowl

pour the masala in

mix well

Take a earthernware pot

pour the fish in

sprinkle curry leaves all over it

cover it with a lid

pop it on heat and let it simmer for 10 to 15 mins

Now the fish is cooked the masala is done

Heat Coconut oil in a pan

add in fenugreek seeds

sprinkle some curry leaves

pour this hot oil over it

Pour it in and mix well



  1. Amazing . I love fish that's why I love your all fish recipe.

  2. Hi Aarthi,Ur fish recipie is amazing. shall we refrigerate & use this ??

  3. Hi can we follow this same method for any other fish instead of chala meen.


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