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Kerala Fish Curry Recipe | Nadan Meen Curry Recipe

Kerela Fish Curry with step by step by step picture. This is made with Fish, Coconut Oil and Tamarind
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Servings 4 servings


  • 300 grams Fish I used therachi
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Kaduku
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam
  • Curry Leaves a sprig + more for later
  • 1 medium size finely chopped Onions
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp + to taste Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder optional
  • ½ tsp + ½ tsp Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp or 3 pieces Tamarind / Kudampuli
  • Water a splash


  • Take chopped fish pieces in a bowl, add in turmeric powder and mix well. Set aside.
  • Now pour some water over tamarind and let it soak for 5 mins. Mash them well, strain and set aside.
  • Take chilli powder and turmeric powder in a bowl, add few tblspn of water and mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a earthernware pot. Add in mustard and fenugreek seed. Let themsizzle and pop.
  • Add in curry leaves and give a quick toss.
  • Add in chopped onions and fry till it turns little golden.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 sec.
  • Add in the mixed spice mix and give a 30 secquick toss.
  • Add in the fish pieces and salt. Mix well.
  • Add in tamarind water and some more water. Bringit to boil. Cover and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Now remove the lid and some curry leaves on top.Mix well.
  • Serve with rice.
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