Meen Mulakittathu | How to make Meen Mulakittathu

By Shiba Nair  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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About Meen Mulakittathu Recipe

Fish holds a very important place on the meal plate of every non-vegetarian Keralite. There are different kinds of fish curries made in different parts of Kerala. The fish curry that I am going to prepare today is made in Kottayam. This goes best with kappa(steamed tapioca). This is the curry that is served in the toddy shops all over Kerala. Kappa-Meen(fish) curry is a favorite combo among the non-vegetarian malayalees. The main ingredient in this curry is red chilli powder. The curry needs to be simmered on a low flame so that the Chilli powder blends well with the curry & the fish. This recipe from my grandma is definitely a keeper. Do try it out & let me know how it turned out for you.

The delicious and mouthwatering Meen Mulakittathu is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Meen Mulakittathu is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Meen Mulakittathu. Shiba Nair shared Meen Mulakittathu recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Meen Mulakittathu. Try this delicious Meen Mulakittathu recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Shiba Nair of Meen Mulakittathu by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Meen Mulakittathu can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Meen Mulakittathu with other users

Meen Mulakittathu

Ingredients to make Meen Mulakittathu

  • King Fish 400 grams
  • Pearl onions/small onions chopped 1/4 cup
  • ginger garlic paste 11/2 tbsp
  • tomatoes small 1
  • tamarind a lemon size
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Paprika/Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tbsp
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves 2 sprigs
  • coconut oil 21/2 tbsp
  • salt to taste

How to make Meen Mulakittathu

  1. Clean the fish & keep it aside.
  2. Soak tamarind in 11/2 cups of hot water for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes squeeze out the tamarind & remove the juice & discard the pulp.
  3. In a claypot/heavy bottomed pan, add coconut oil.
  4. When the oil gets hot, add the mustard seeds & fenugreek seeds.
  5. When the mustard seeds splutter & the fenugreek seeds turn golden, add the curry leaves followed by onions.
  6. When the onions turn translucent, add the tomatoes.
  7. When the tomatoes are mashed a little, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, paprika & salt. Mix everything together & sauté for a minute till the raw smell goes away.
  8. Add the tamarind juice & let it boil & then add fish & open & cook till it begins to boil.
  9. Keep the flame on low, cover & cook for 30 minutes.
  10. The water in it should have reduced to half by now & the curry must have become thick.
  11. Turn off the stove & serve hot with kappa/steamed tapioca.

My Tip:

Notes 1. This fish curry is a thick one. So, there will be very less gravy. 2. The fish curry needs to be really red in color, hence I have added 2 tbsps of paprika/Kashmiri red Chilli powder. 3. This fish curry tastes best the next day.

Reviews for Meen Mulakittathu (1)

VRP_87 7 days ago

Came out good. Thanks for the recipe :smiley:

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