Meen Vevichathu (Fish Curry, Kottayam Style)

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Meen Vevichathu (Fish Curry, Kottayam Style)

This fish curry is one of the most sought after items at my house in Kerala. I missed making it for such a long time and the reason: my husband wants “charu” (gravy) for everything, so I sticked to the fish curry recipes with coconut milk.

Since am still recovering from the hangover of my India trip, I decided to make this & once again relish the joyful memories of my holiday :)

Whenever I see the color of this fish curry, the tagline of a fish masala powder (Eastern Fish Masala) comes to my mind “edivettu (which literally translates to thundering) meencurry” . HHmmmm looks like am watching too much TV these days ;)

Here goes the recipe for “edivettu meencurry”

Meen Vevichathu (Fish Curry,Kottayam Style)
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • Fish – ½ kg, cut into medium size pieces
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek (uluva) – ¼ tsp
  • Ginger & garlic – 1½ tbsp, crushed into a fine paste
  • Small onion – 6-8
  • Kashmiri chili powder – 1½ – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1½ – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Cocum/kudampuli – 2,3 pieces
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Soak cocum in 3 tbsp water for 10 minutes.Mix the powders (chili,coriander & turmeric) together with coconut oil/water & make a paste. Heat oil in a meenchatti (earthen ware) or a pan & splutter mustard & fenugreek. Add crushed ginger garlic paste & stir for 3,4 minutes. Add small onion & curry leaves & saute till it becomes soft. Add the masala paste, salt & fry till oil starts appearing. Add cocum along with the water & fish pieces. Combine well. Make sure that fish pieces do not get broken in the process, it will be safer to rotate the pan to ensure that fish & masala is mixed well. Add required amount of water & cook till the fish is done & gravy becomes thick, it will take around 20 -25 minutes on low flame. Serve with rice or kappa (tapioca)
Notes
It tastes better the next day.

 

 

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  • ammu

    The pic made my mouth watery and i tried it..it was really delicious..

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks ammu, so happy to hear that you liked it :)

    • Abu Nidal

      Hi… Maria Jose,
      I am in KSA, my family on Vacation, really I am planning to prepare tomorrow fish curry, unfortunately I don’t know how to prepare the fish curry, just I search the google, i find your advice for the preparation, anyhow I find many people are saying good comments, so, I am going to prepare tomorrow edivettu meencurry, I confidence I will do this special dish tomorrow. Thanks.

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Hi Abu,

        Thanks for selecting this recipe. I do hope your curry came out well.

        Happy cooking :)

        Cheers
        Maria

  • Seena

    Hi Maria,
    Parichayappettathil santhosham!
    Your blog is really wonderful, idivettu meen curry is tempting me much, I love Ktm spcl dishes.. :) Keep in touch..

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    thanks Seena :)

    even i love ktym spcl dishes.

  • ligi

    i love this recipe!!

  • shazana

    hiii…

    wohh its reallly tasty !!!!!….waiting for more….thnx a lot ….

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Ligi and Shazana :)

  • juriah spendlingwimmer

    The picture of your fish curry is very appetizing. I don’t know what is cocum. And I’m not sure whether i can get it here in Austria. Will the curry taste any difference without adding the cocum as one of the ingredients?

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Juriah,

    Thanks a lot for dropping in :)

    Cocum is fish tamarind, it acts as a souring agent. The main flavor of the curry depends on cocum.It is commonly used in fish curries in Kerala, southern Indian state. I will mail the picture of cocum to you. If you have any Indian stores in Austria, it should be available there. Hope you will be able to find it.

  • rinu

    Hi maria,

    I tried the recipe with salmon..It was awesome and that was my first attempt too..Thank you very much

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Rinu – very happy to hear that you liked the recipe and thanks a lot for letting me know that :) Please do try other dishes as well and let me know whether you like it.

  • http://thattukada-myblog.blogspot.com/ Fathima

    I tried this fish curry yesterday and it came out excellant.. not to say it is easy to make as well…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Fathima

      Very happy to know that you liked this recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing it with me.

  • Marlyn

    Hey Maria,

    tnks a lot 4 an awesome recepie….was huntin online for a good fish recepie and presto i find sumthn frm my mum’ land (Ktym) ….everyone at my home luvd it…..keep postin gr8 stuff …

    luv ya

  • Ruby

    Hi Maria,

    Your fish curry looks sooo yummy.I am a great fan of Fishcurry and kachimoru.They make such a great combination that i can have an entire bowl of rice.
    I tried making fish curry couple of times and the gravy used to be sooo watery .Finally i tried your receipe and it turned out good.Thanks a lot.

    Looking forward for more ‘Naadan’ reciepes from you.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ruby

      Thanks for visiting my blog and trying out fish curry recipe. Very happy to know that you liked it. Btw, fish curry and kachimoru is an amazing combo :)

      Please do tr out the other nadan recipes posted here.

      Take care
      Maria

  • Siby Manuel

    Hi thanks for this wonderful receipe.I knew to make this but i was not sure about the procedure n ingredients well. thanks a lot again..pic above is so tempting..please post more nadan dishes..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Siby

      Thanks for your sweet words. You can check out some of the nadan recipes here:

      http://www.mariasmenu.com/recipes/kerala-dishes

      I will also be posting more nadan recipes, please do visit again and also try out the recipes :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Bijo Mathew

        gud recipie mam ..continue…

      • Bijo Mathew

        and mam i want one recipie for nadan parippu kari…
        (dal curry) and vellarika pachadi…..
        please

  • neemol

    COULD U PLS POST RECEIPE FOR FISH POLLICHATHU ?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Neemol

      I tried making fish pollichathu once and it didnt come out well :(.

      Anyways if I see a new recipe, I will try to post.

      Regards
      Maria

  • chinu

    I only new how to make the fish curry with coconut milk, like many trichure people… but i tried your receipe for my hus. who is from kottyam, he loved it….. Thank you!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Chinu

      Thanks for trying out the recipe from here. Really glad that it came out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ann

    hi Maria,

    My sister suggested me your blog a few months before, when i got married, but being lazy I never bothered and in due time I 4got . All these time I revolted badly against making fish curry (partly coz i was afraid of attempting such a big curry which i have only dared to eat earlier ;) and then laziness), but last week i had to. After a minute’s google-ing I found out ur wonderful site, good and simpler dishes. All these times i was making curries from youtube videos. Your methods are very easy and ingredients r common ones. I ve tried a few frm your recipes and all grant success. And today my husband finally declared from now onwards “I will comment only when ur curry is bad”. Earlier it was horrible.

    Thanks to you and your site.
    btw meen curry was so yummy that i called my mummy and said its even more tastier( appolkyum confidence koodi. hehe!)
    too long mail, phew!!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ann

      First of all, best wishes for the newly married couple from both of us. May god bless you both with a happy & blessed life ahead!!

      Thanks a ton for your sweet and kind words. I am very happy and excited to see your comment :) Thanks to your sis also for recommending my blog :) Really happy to know that you tried some of the recipes here and came out well.

      Please do try out other recipes also when you have time. Hope to see you here more often :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • HarisH

    Hi Chechi,

    Thanks for the post. I tried three times to make a meen curry, but was not successful. Let me try this method also.This one,I feel, is so easy.

    regds

    HarisH

  • Ramya Nibin

    I tried this fish curry yesterday and it came out excellant.. after very long time my fish curry came out well thank u so much….God Bless You..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      HI Ramya

      Thank you dear :)

      Wish you & your family a happy & blessed new year!!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ramya Nibin

    Hii maria,

    even wishing you and your family a happy and blessed new year…

    i made the sponge cake on christmas came out well..thank you so much..will be makeing it again on new year..

    God Bless you…

  • http://nishyacreations.blogspot.com Nishya

    hi maria,
    The fish curry was fantastic. Thank you once again for the wonderful recipe.
    one note to add… you told it tastes better the next day.. but if nothing is left for the next day, how can I know… :(
    my husband finished off the fish curry during the lunch time itself..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Nishya,

      Thanks again dear. Hope next time it will last for 2 days at least :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Asha

    Wow..thank you for your ‘edivettu fish curry’ recipe.
    once i prepare this, you can expect more comments from me…
    May god bless you and your family

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Asha,

      Thank you :) Did you get a chance to make this?

      Hope you liked it too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shiv

    Hi- I’m looking to prepare this dish and I’ve never actually made fish curry before and this looks really good. Can you tell me what type of fish I should use? grouper? Halibut? etc….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shiv,

      You can use any fish of your choice for this recipe. However we normally use fleshy fish like King fish or pomfret at home for the same. Hope you’ll like this.

      All the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • reshma

    hi! maria..am reshma. can we use,any fish for this curry? like ayila?
    as i wanted to try and see it now..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Reshma,

      You can use ayila for this recipe, though my personal fav is neymeen or avoli. But you can use any fish of your choice.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • gayathri

    hi mariya,

    one of my friends introduced me to your blog and let me tell you that you are doing a wonderful job.. i have tried many of your recipes and all of them have come out very well..

    i sincerly appreciate your dedication in exploring the world of food… keep rocking.

    i always had the problem with the ratio of coriander powder , chilly powder and turmeric which might have been the reason for my consistent failure in making fish curries..but today with ‘maria’s menu’ my fish curry was a great success and we really enjoyed it….

    thanks maria..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Gayathri,

      Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. It’s really great to know that you like the recipes posted here. Please do convey my special thanks to your friend also for recommending this blog.

      Once again thanks for sharing your feedback here :)

      We wish you a very happy year ahead!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Suzette

    Hi Maria,

    Another brilliant and simple recipe. Making Kerala style fish curry has always been a disaster in my family. Thanks to you we have finally conquered it :) I gave my mum your Kottayam Fish Curry recipe and asked her to try it. It was superb!! A BIG thank you for my mum too.

    OXOX
    Suz

  • Suzette

    Hi Maria,
    Another brilliant and simple recipe. Making Kerala style fish curry has always been a disaster in my family. Thanks to you we have finally conquered it :) I gave my mum your Kottayam Fish Curry recipe and asked her to try it. It was superb!! A BIG thank you for my mum too.
    OXOX
    Suz

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Suzette,

      Thanks dearie :) Good to hear that fish curry came out well for you.

      Please do convey my regards to your mom too..

      Take care…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • roshni

    hello maria,
    today morn i was searching for new fish recipes,i found this and decided to try.infact me and my hus like fish fry.( bcoz whenever i tried to make fish curry,it turns into a disaster).but my 2 and half year old daughter is a great fan of fish curry.whenever we go to my friend’s house,they alwayz welcome us with their nadan fish curry.but iam too shy to ask them the recipe.now its 12.30 here ( in zambia),my fish curry came out very well.its aroma is piercing my nose and my mouth is watering.iam waiting for my hubby to come fast and taste this new fish curry.my baby she had a big bowl of rice with this .usually i used to fight with my little one to feed her.but today without any problem she had more than enough food.maria,thank u very very much.i used nile perch .kashmiri chilli powder is not available here,so i used home made chilli powder which my mom prepared .
    once again thank u,it tastes great.we miss India and my parents.but today u made me happy with ur magical recipes.thankkkkkkkkzzzzzzzz a lot

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Roshni,

      Thanks a ton dear for such a nice comment. I’m especially happy to hear that your little girl liked it very much, because I know how hard it is to feed little ones :)

      I do hope your husband also liked the fish curry. I’m so glad to know that you like the recipes here. Please do try other recipes also when time permits and share your feedback. Would love to hear from you.

      My special regards to your baby girl :0

      Cheers
      Maria

  • noorie

    Hi Maria,

    I dont cook Fish much. But had been having Fish cravings since a few days and was googling and came across your site. Good site with calming design and pictures. The above fish curry looks amazing. I am at work right now and its 12:44 pm and it made me really hungry :( :) :D

    Thanks for the great blog Maria :)

    PS: Could you please tell me which is the best fish for the recipe mentioned above?

    Noor

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Noor,

      Thanks a lot for the kind words :)

      I’ve used king fish (neimeen) for this recipe & I guess that’s the best choice :) Hope you could try this recipe soon & you will like it too.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • noorie

        hey maria,

        passed on this recipe link to a friend of mine. he cooked it with ayila as he couldnt find any good big fish. and it seems it was amazing :) i would be trying this with neymeen this weekend. thanks a lot again for the great blog and looking forward for your book.

        :)

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Noorie,

          Thanks dear for sending the link to your friend also. I’m glad that he liked it. Hope you got a neymeen & you could make this :)

          Cheers
          Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Deepthi,

    I’m doing good dear. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment :) Its really nice to know that you could recreate the taste of Mother’s cooking for your husband.

    You too take care…

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Jai

    Hi maria ,

    I messed up this simple curry 2 days back. You know what I used the fish tamarind as per the description , however , some odd smell creeped into the curry and it originated surely from the fish tamarind.
    Btw, I usedd 3 pieces and dipped them in water for 30 mins prior to using.

    Please tell me if there is a knack in using fish tamarind ( kudampalli)

    I am so scared of using it again in my curry

    Regards
    Jai

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jai,

      From your comment, I understand that you used it the correct way. So the only thing that can go wrong, I guess is that, may be the tamarind was old. Usually it should work even if its kinda old. Did you use readymade fish tamaraind (kudampuli)?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Stephen

    I love all kerala dishes, but me a lousy cook. Still dreams of the fish curry my grandma used to make, I missed them all. Thanks and take care   stephen

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Stephen,

      Why dont you try some simple recipes from here? I’m sure your dream will come true soon :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Surajkumarr

    I tried this with vatta fish (Bluefin trevally), tastes good thanks. Today I’m trying Easter chicken curry, will comment if succeed

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Suraj,

      Thanks for trying the recipe & also for sharing your comment here. Btw, how was the easter chicken curry? Hope it came out well too..

      Cheers
      Maria

      • suraj kumar

        Sorry it was a not a success. I tried it with 2kg broiler chicken, smell of curry was very good. Colour fantastic. but taste didn’t reach the expectation may be coz I avoided poppy seed and cashew paste. It tasted best next day (I added some chicken masala also, and was liberel with all powders in section 2) Seen the reply today only. Got some choora (Tuna)

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Suraj Kumar,

          Sorry to hear that it didnt come out well for you… The cashew & poppy paste add a rich flavour to the curry.

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Sarath Chander

    Hi Maria, Yesterday night I tried this with ‘Kadambu’ fish. As my wife is a vegetarian there was only ordinary ‘puli’ (what is cocum?) in stock and I used it. Instead of the chilly+malli+mannhal mix, I used eastern fish masala. The final ‘simmering with fish pieces’ can run upto even 30 minutes to get the correct masala density. 
    The final result was dangerous. I had twice the usual quantity of rice. :-) !! 

    This is an easy main curry to cook also compared to vegetarian curries. 

    Thanks Maria, I plan to paste your picture in my kitchen in your honour with a logo ‘This is a MariasMenu Kitchen’. I plan to try out every one of your other recipes also. 

    Regards,Sarath

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sarath,

      Thank you so much Sarath! I was so excited to see your comment :) I’m really happy that this curry came out well for you.

      Btw, cocum is kudampuli. Try the fish curry with it sometime, its really tasty.

      Thanks again for your wonderful comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Achuthan

    I tried your recipe yesterday.Its simply fantasia.hats off to you for presenting an easy,tasty recipe.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Achuthan,

      You are welcome! Nice to know that you liked the fish curry :) Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • life n spices

    when shall add the salt? poor salt, u forgot about it!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      :) You can add it along with cocoum.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://anishathefoodie.wordpress.com/ Anisha Kuruvilla

    Hi Maria
    This is probably the most commonly made fish curry in my house. It brings wonderful memories of my mama’s cooking. Nice to see it here. My fish curry is more red and along with the masalas I add a tsp of Eastern Fish Curry Masala for as you say an idivettu taste. Great going as always Maria your fish curry looks lovely. 

    Anisha Kuruvilla 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anisha,

      Thank you!

      I guess this is one of the ‘everyday’ curries in most Kerala homes :) Mine is also usually red, it appears a bit orangish because of the lighting in which the photo was taken….

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://myminikitchen.blogspot.com/ Manjima

    Love this fish curry! Have made it quite a few times now with salmon and it tastes awesome! I am from Kollam and we have a more gravy-like curry. I wanted to try the Kottayam style for a long time and I guess I found just the right recipe! Thanks a ton!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Manjima,

      I’m glad that the fish curry came out well for you. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jacobjrm

    Ms. Maria,
    This ‘simple recipe is on tasting – an instant transport from Arizona to Aarpookara – Fantastic!!!
    Regards, Jaix

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Jaix :) I’m glad that it brought you the memories of home!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thank you Pam! Great to know that you liked the meen vevichathu. Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Rajeev

    nice

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks!

  • Marryann111

    maria chechi…
    kottayam style fish curry was awesome…. as you said it turned out to be ‘edivettu meencurry’. my husband loved it very much… a million thanks to you………

    love,
    mary

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Marryann! Nice to know that you liked the ‘edivettu’ meen curry :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anuradhasajiv

    maria.
    meen curry was awesome. thank you for the recipie
    love anu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Anu! I’m happy that you liked the recipe. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Joshy Jacob

    this was awsome . thank you for the recipie

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Joshy! Nice to know that the recipe worked well for you. Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Skp

    Kashmiri chilli only gives a color , it does not give spicy hot. In olden days we used to get normal  Red chilli powder.  So those who want a spicy hot flavour , i feel should add Red chilli + Kashmiri ,  so that color and spicy both taken care of .

  • Chrissymol

    Hi Maria,
    I wanted to attempt to make fish curry like my parents do, and asked for their recipe and they gave me the usual Indian version of ‘a pinch of this’ ‘a little bit of that’ and I can only work with exact (give or take) measurements. So I looked up kerala fish curry online and found your recipe! It has all the same ingredients my parents told me to put in, but with the proper amounts of everything. Thank you so much for posting this. :) 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Chrissy,

      Good to know that you were able to find your fav fish curry recipe here :) Hope you get to try it soon and like it too..

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Tania Jose

    hai maria,

    accidently i have seen your recipies…currently  i m staying in dubai with my husband.my marriage was on this february..for me now cooking is a risky thing ..i have tested your meen karri.it was too good..bt one doubt  remaing..ther is a slight black color for the curry than the red color..is it becz of more ‘puli’…since my husband need more ‘puli’ i have added more..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Tania,

      Congrats! Wish you both a happy and blessed married life! Thanks for trying the recipe dear… Yes the colour changes if you add more puli, it gives a blackish colour to the gravy.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Alphonse Jose

    Very Tasty and simple Kerala Fish curry… 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Alphonse :)

  • indu

    hey i tried u re fish curry  ..it was really tasty and easy to cook also.. keep up the good  work

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Indu. Great to know that this fish curry came out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sheba Suchitra

    Hi Maria,
    Really when i started preparing your recipe today ,the aroma was dam good, thank you so much , indeed i gt a very good appreciation from my parents,we enjoyed our lunch today , thanx once again

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sheba,

      Thank you very much dear! I’m really happy that the fish curry came out well and that your family liked it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tina

    hi Maria, yesterday  I tried your kottayam style fish curry recipe , It was awesome me and my husband enjoyed our lunch  and last week i tried ur fish molly recipe, i am so happy to say that it came out well.Maria thank u so much for ur recipes. next i’m planning to try ur fish biriyani…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Tina,

      Thanks dear :) Great to know that you liked the fish recipes. Hope the fish biriyani came out well too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Divya,

    First of all, advance wishes for your wedding, God Bless! Best wishes for your cooking too, have fun dear :)

    Cheers
    Maria

  • arunwilson

    I just tried this dish.. It’s awesome and simple. I got your blog from Google search.. It’s nice for lean cooking….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Arun! Great to know that you liked this recipe..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • salini Menon

    Hi Maria, superb recipe, have been waiting for kottayam fish curry recipe since ages. I’m from kottayam, settled in mumbai & presently moved to Dubai since last 4 months.Wheneevr i visit kerala, i make sure to have this dish. Happy i got the recipe at last from the right source. thanx a ton dear.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Salini,

      I’m also glad that you found the recipe here :) Please do try it sometime and I hope you like it.

      So all settled in Dubai, you liked the place?

      Cheers
      Maria

      • salini Menon

        yes sweetie i tried the recipe & it was simply awesome.My hubby , myself, my twin boys & my dog have all moved to dubai. Initially i didnt like the place, was missing my folks in mumbai, but now have started liking it , not much traffic, less pollution & easy life here.

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Thanks dear! yeah, it takes some time to like the life in ME, but once you are hooked on to it, there is no looking back :) Have fun dear!

          Cheers
          Maria

  • suresh &anil

    We tried it,lovely curry,but we have not added salt asit was not mentioned!!!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Suresh & Anil! Too much salt is not good for you ;)

      Thanks for letting me know about it, I’ll correct the recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Suresh & Anil

    Hi Maria,
    Basically we are vegs, but after first preparation now we are really addicted to your tasty traditional fish curry.Every weekend we prepare and enjoy, more tasty on second or third day.
    More over it is simple and not time consuming,that is why we still cooking it. Welcoming more such recipes and wishing you all the best…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      Thank you very much! Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you :) Keep checking this space for more such recipes..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • dennis

    Hi,maria..wish u good day,
    I’m dennis..basically i dont cook,i dont’ve that talent.but i’ve tried this,coz u made art of cooking so simple..i wanna tell u that,ur recipe was impossible..the result of my attempt was an incredible fish curry.and i’m so selfish that to take those compliments from my girl frnd on that recipe.i told her its my own receipe.
    Thanks again maria to make me a wonderfull chef and the perfect lover for my girl friend.
    Thanks&regards,
    Dennis.
    dennizvatakara@gmail.com.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Dennis,

      Thank you for your comment! Great to know that this little space helped you with cooking :)

      I’m glad your girlfriend enjoyed your cooking.. the cook can also take credit, so it’s ok :)

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Peter

    Hi Mariya,

    First of all ,thanks for the recipe.It came out really well.

    One thing which i could not do was to thicken the gravy.

    The taste was really good.

    I jus assume that since I used a pan instead of a manchatty the water wudnt have been absorbed properly and hence the loose gravy.

    Anyways….the curry still remains IDUVETTU…:)

    Thanks again.

    Peter

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you! Great to know you liked the ‘edivettu’ meen curry. As you said, the manchatti absorbs water, so may be next time you can adjust the qty of water accordingly.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Manu! I do hope it came out well and your wife had a pleasant surprise :)

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Anu

    hi maria…
    tried ur fish curry… it was too gud.. specially when v had it d next day…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Anu :) Yeah.. it tastes better the next day.

  • Rajeev

    Hi.. Maria… Thanks for your fish curry… Actually I was firstly preparing fish curry ever and I got many appreciations from my friends…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Rajev! Great to know that this curry fetched you many compliments :)

      Happy New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • rushda

    Hi Maria,

    Iam fairly new to cooking and hence a very silly doubt, how much water is approximately required towards the end as you have mentioned required amount.

    Thanks.

    Rushda

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rushda,

      Add around 1-1 1/2 cups of water, depending on the qty of gravy your prefer.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rushda,

      Add around 1-1 1/2 cups of water, depending on the qty of gravy your prefer.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/anjusha.mathew.1 Anjusha Mathew

    Hi Maria,
    This is one of my common dishes…This fish curry will taste better if u add some coconut milk to the gravy before u add fish pieces..By te way, thank you so much for your really delicious recipies….Really helpful for starters like me…keep going maria…:)

    Anjusha Mathew

  • http://www.facebook.com/anjusha.mathew.1 Anjusha Mathew

    Hi Maria,
    This is one of my common dishes…This fish curry will taste better if u add some coconut milk to the gravy before u add fish pieces..By te way, thank you so much for your really delicious recipies….Really helpful for starters like me…keep going maria…:)

    Anjusha Mathew

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Anjusha!

      I’ve posted a similar recipe using coconut milk.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Anjusha!

      I’ve posted a similar recipe using coconut milk.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Chitz

    Awesome Maria chechi.. Awesome.. It turned out really well.. After dinner when I told my hus, ‘Maria chechideya’, he said, ‘Enikku appole thonni.. oru kottayam taste undayirunnu ethinu’… Thanks for sharing :)

  • Chitz

    Awesome Maria chechi.. Awesome.. It turned out really well.. After dinner when I told my hus, ‘Maria chechideya’, he said, ‘Enikku appole thonni.. oru kottayam taste undayirunnu ethinu’… Thanks for sharing :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear Chitz :) I’m so happy that you guys liked it.

      Btw, you can call me Maria ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear Chitz :) I’m so happy that you guys liked it.

      Btw, you can call me Maria ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ARUN RAJ

    maria please advice the making of black forest cake

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Arun,

      I havent tried it yet… will post it here if I happen to try it.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Arun,

      I havent tried it yet… will post it here if I happen to try it.

  • http://netdost.com/ NetDost Social Network

    Nice, i m gonna try this

  • http://netdost.com/ NetDost Social Network

    Nice, i m gonna try this

  • gopzzz

    saturday paripaadi kalakki! thanks maria!!!

  • gopzzz

    saturday paripaadi kalakki! thanks maria!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      adipoli :)

  • Lintu

    Maria, I tried this and it worked well. Additionally I just added half teaspoon pepper to it. Few months back i also tried the fish cutlet recipe , it worked out really well and became popular in our community. i used to talk about your website with my friends that I know around California having similar food blog sites (kothiyavunnu, icookipost). A big kudos to you !!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Lintu dear :) Good to know that the recipes worked out well for you.

      Both those sites are wonderful!

  • smitha mathew

    hiiiii maria…i m quite new to ur site…tried prawns briyani..last month and it came out great….thank u…keep posting more….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Welcome to MariasMenu Smitha :) I do hope you get to try more and more recipes and like them too.

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shanto

    what kind of fish can we use? somebody please mention that too

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shnato,

      You can use kingfish, seer fish, pomfret etc; for this recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Jinu,

    First of all congrats for your new role as “wife”. Wish you a happy and blessed married life!

    I’m really happy to know that fish curry came out well for you. Hope you get to try other recipes too when time permits.

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Peach

    HI Maria, I have tried a few of your recipies and I loved it. But I am not able to see a few of your recipies like this one and the kottayam style meen vevichathu. Do you have any suggestions?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      Thank you for trying the recipes from here. Good to know that you liked them!

      Some recipes were missing because of a technical error happened while we upgraded the site. Also we’ve introduced a new feature called “keeping the recipe in the pantry”. At the end of the write up, you can see a small box in which you can either like the recipe or tweet it or just wait for a min for the recipe to appear. We’ve used that feature for this recipe.

      Sorry for the delayed reply, I was away for holidays for more than a month.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Preeti Singh

    Hello Maria, your description about the curry is awesome and I’d like to try making it. But, sadly, the recipe is not displayed on the page. The page ends with the sentence “Here goes the recipe for “edivettu meencurry””. Kindly check if you can publish the ingredient list and the method.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Preeti,

      Thank you!

      Sorry for the confusion. We had some tech issues earlier, that’s why you werent able to see the recipe. However it’s fixed now. Hope you get to try it soon.

      Sorry for the inconvenience :(

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shruti

    Hi Maria,

    I am unable to access this recipe. I’ve tried reloading the page umpteen times and this message shows up “[WP Sharely] The locked doesn’t exist or the default lockers was deleted.”

    Can you please check/ Thanks.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shruti,

      Sorry for the confusion dear :( There was some tech problem. We’ve sorted it out now.

      You can see the recipe now :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • merlyn

    hi Maria
    loved the recipe. its on the stove as we speak. can’t wait to try it

    Merlyn

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Merlyn :)

  • Renu Prathapan

    Hi Maria ,
    The curry looks lovely. I usually make this curry using mackerel or king fish. Do you think it’ll taste good if I use pomfret?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Renu,

      Thank you! I think you can try with pomfret. It should work :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sarah Thangadurai

    Greetings Maria,

    I’m new to cooking and to your site as well. I gave this menu a try today (with haddock) and it was so tasty. I have taken some of your recipes. Will let you know the outcomes. Thank you so much for the useful and tasty recipe.

  • Sarah Thangadurai

    Greetings Maria,

    I tried this recipe without ‘Cocum/kudampuli’ as I do not what this is and it turned out great. Can you please tell me the name of this ingredient in English. Thank you so much.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sarah,

      Thank you so much for trying this recipe :)

      Cocum is the english name of Kudampuli. It acts as a souring agent. I do hope you find it, because cocoum gives a very good flavour to the curry.

      Cheers
      Maria