Meen Vevichathu

Like I said in the last post something special about Kappa and fish curry but something as much special with just good ol’ meen curry. My husband will eat gallons of rice if there is fish curry. In kottayam (where I come from) the fish curry is called Meen Vevichathu. It literally means boiled fish. The first time I told him I was going to make Meen Vevivhathu he was shocked. Being from Kannur he had never heard that term before,  he very vehemently told me –  Anisha don’t spoil the fish curry, that is how crazy he got. Bah men and their food. But I had the last laugh; my husband totally loved the curry and just kept asking for more.  So here it is ladies the secret of meen vevichathu my dearest mom Elizabeth style. Enjoyyy


Fish – 1/2 kg (any fleshy fish)

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds– 1/4 tsp

Ginger & garlic – 1 1/2 tbsp, crushed and as always fresh

Shallots – 6-8 (sliced)

Chilly powder – 2 tbsp

Coriander powder –2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kudampuli/fish pulli  – 2-3 pieces

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Salt – as needed

Coconut oil – as needed

Soak the kudampuli in a little water for 10 minutes. Mix the powders along with water & make a paste. Heat oil in a kadai or a meenchatti & splutter mustard & fenugreek seeds. Add crushed ginger garlic paste & stir for a couple of minutes. Add small onion & curry leaves & sauté it till it becomes soft. Add the masala paste & fry till oil separates. Add the kudampuli along with the water & fish pieces. Mix well without breaking the fish. Rotate the pan if necessary to make sure the masala coats the entire surface. Add required amount of water & cook till the fish is done & gravy becomes thick. It will be better if you can make this the previous night and serve it as with kappa for breakfast the next day. That gives the fish time to absorb all the flavours and make it even yummier.


Fish curry

Serve with Kappa, Rice, Dosa, or chapathi even 🙂



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