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kerala naadan meen curry with kudam puli / kokum

Kerala Nadan Meen Curry with kudam puli / Kokum fish curry

Kerala naadan meen curry with kudam puli / kokum fish curry. The fish is semi-stewed and goes well with bread and rice. Kokum / kudampuli used to add some punch.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine, South Indian
Keyword: kerala naadan meen curry with kudam puli / kokum
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


Ingredients to make kerala naadan meen curry with kudam puli / kokum

  • 500 gms seabass / kalanji cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 Indian shallots small Indian onions
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 inch ginger julienned
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 kudampuli kokum
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • water to cover the fish
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste


Instructions to prepare kerala naadan meen curry with kudam puli / kokum

  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.

  • Add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and sliced onions or( Indian small onions)

  • When onion becomes soft add ginger and garlic and cook for 4-5 min.

  • Add red chilli, kashmiri chilli, turmeric and coriander powder to the pan and cook for 4-5 min.

  • Add water and Kokum to the pan and mix well. Once it start boiling add fish pieces and swirl the pan.

  • Keep the pan covered and cook in low flame till oil starts appearing on the top. It will take approximately 15 minutes for this. By this time fish will be cooked and gravy will be thick.

  • Keep the pan aside and pour 1 tablespoon of oil over cooked dish. Keep the pan closed for 10 minutes. Kerala Nadan Meen Curry is ready.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg