Posted by Anjus on Jan - 7 - 2013 under Curries, Non Vegetarian, Tamilnadu dishes
  • Fish: 300 gm
  • Small onion (shallots): 10 - 12 no
  • Garlic cloves: 5 nos
  • Tomato: 2
  • Tamarind: 1 lemon size piece
  • Grated coconut: 2 table spoon
  • Curry leaves: as required
  • Turmeric power: 1/4 tsp
  • Chilly powder: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Mustard seed: as required
  • Fennel seed: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil: as required
Cuisine: Cooking time: 30-40 mins Serving: 2-3 people

Tamilnadu style fish curry/Meen Kulambu

Tamilnadu style fish curry/Meen Kulambu

Initial preparations:

  • Clean the fish and keep it aside
  • Soak tamarind in warm water and squeeze the pulp.
  • Make fine paste from the grated coconut.
  • Chop the onion and cut tomatoes.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add fennel seeds followed by chopped onion and whole garlic.
  • When onion turns soft, add curry leaves and chopped tomatoes.
  • Fry it for 5 minutes, or until it become like a paste.
  • Lower the flame add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, and tamarind pulp.
  • Add one cup of water and salt to taste.
  • Once the curry starts boiling add coconut paste and mix well and add the fish pieces. Check salt before you add the fish piece.
  • Cook in low flame for about 5-10 minutes or until the gravy become thick and fish is cooked.


Tamilnadu style fish curry / Meen Kulambu

Tamilnadu style fish curry / Meen Kulambu

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