Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu | How to make Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu

By Antara Navin  |  13th Sep 2016  |  
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  • Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu, How to make Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu
Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathuby Antara Navin
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  • Cook Time

    25

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About Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu Recipe

Easy Kerala Style Fish Fry or Meen Varuthathu is a popular seafood in the coastal region of Kerala and eaten almost everyday. The fish is covered with basic ingredient spices like turmeric, red chilly powder, salt, ginger and garlic before being fried.While Onam still remains the most awaited festival of the year in Kerala and is widely popularized as a vegetarian fare, in the northern districts like Malabar, you see significant changes in the diet like a scrumptious spicy fish fry will be graciously served along with other vegetarian dishes like inji curry, avial or thoran . Hence Onam is also bound by geography , and this practice of including fish and meat only prevails in the northern districts.

Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to cook. The Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu by Antara Navin has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu at home without any difficulty. Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu this weekend. Share your Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Antara Navin for inputs. In case you have any queries for Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Antara Navin. You can also rate the Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu and give feedback.

Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu

Ingredients to make Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu

  • 1 fish fillet (you can use any fish like king fish, pomfret, tilapia etc)
  • 1 knob ginger peeled, grated or finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder(paprika or cayenne for adding spice, adjust as per your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil or olive oil ( you can use any vegetable oil)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • mustard Oil for shallow fry(You can use any frying oil but mustard or coconut oil add flavor to the fried fish)

How to make Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu

  1. Wash and clean the fish with tap water. Pat it dry and cut the fillet into medium size fish pieces.
  2. Make slight gashes or light cuts with a knife into the fish pieces so that the masala gets infused inside the fish.
  3. In a bowl, combine ginger, garlic , mustard oil, lemon juice, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and pinch of salt. Apply this masala paste on the fish pieces, both sides. Keep the marinated fish aside refrigerated for 15 minutes.
  4. In a pan, add 1.5 tbsp of oil and when the oil is heated, lower the heat and shallow fry the fish, each side 5-6 minutes or till the fish is light golden on both the sides. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  5. Once the fish is cooked properly, take it out on a plate and serve it hot, along with rice and dal with a slice of lemon. You can also serve as appetizers.

Reviews for Easy Kerala Style Spicy Pan Fried Fish or Meen Varuthathu (1)

Sheeni Singha year ago

Looks exotic
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Antara Navin
9 months ago
Thanks Sheeni.. Please do try and let know if you like !!

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