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Kerala Fish Fry recipe – Meen Varathathu recipe. A staple dish from the famous state of Kerala, this fish fry is pretty simple to make with the ingredients that you can find right in your kitchen.
You can make this kerala fish fry recipe or otherwise known as the meen varathathu recipe with any type of fish. But I have used the “Lady Fish” variety in my recipe. This is a very, very tasty fish and we get this variety absolutely fresh out here. Trust me when I tell you that most of the Kerala people cannot live without fish. It is a very integral part of the Malayali cuisine. I am in no way exaggerating. You can ask any Keralite if you want. I have heard that they eat it as a everyday meal except on occasions when the red meat or the chicken is cooked which is considered special. It is no surprise that their skins are glowing. There is no contest with the health benefits of eating the fish among all the non vegetarian stuff.
This Kerala Fish Fry recipe – Meen Varathathu recipe is a very simple dish to try. All you will have to do is just mix the basic spices of chili powder, turmeric and besan (gram flour) and make a batter with it and fry it in coconut oil. That’s it, your amazing and delicious dish will be ready to serve hot to the plate. You won’t even have to wait for long for it to marinate and cook. I even make this Kerala Fish Fry recipe with the King Fish very often. It is simple and takes so less time to make. With the Kerala being a rice consuming State, this Kerala Fish Fry recipe is just so perfect as a side dish with rice and any gravy.
Let’s get started with the Kerala Fish Fry recipe – Meen Varathathu recipe
- 500 gms fish (any variety, cleaned)
- 3 tsp red chili powder / lal mirch powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder / haldi powder
- 3 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 tbsp gram flour / besan
- salt to taste
- 4 tbsp coconut oil / nariyal ka tel
Mix the red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, gram flour and salt with a little bit of water to make a batter.
Heat oil in a pan.
Dip the fish in the batter and fry it in hot oil till golden brown in color. (You can fry the fish to your desired crispiness.)
Your delicious Kerala Fish Fry recipe - Meen Varathathu recipe is ready to serve hot with rice and gravy.
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