Kerala Fried Fish

Kerala Fried Fish Recipe

The Kerala Fish fry is also known as Meen Varuthathu. Varutha Meen is a Keralite way of cooking. This unique recipe and this is a must try.


Cooking time
45 min
Preparation time
10 min



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This recipe scores more than regular recipe because it is high in protein,the fish is shallow fried using less oil making the dish low in fat. It is loaded with important nutrients.


  • 2 medium pomfrets, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon scraped coconut
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 packet Saffola Masala Pepper and Spice Oats
  • Saffola oil for shallow frying

How to make Kerala Fried Fish

  • Combine coriander leaves, garlic, green chilies little water in a grinder jar. Grind till smooth
  • Take the pomfret slices in a bowl. Add the ground paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and tamarind pulp. Mix well. Add cornflour and mix again
  • Spread the oats on a plate.Coat the fish slices with it from both sides
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Place the fish pieces and cook till golden from both the sides
  • Serve hot

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