Meen Peera Recipe

Meen Peera is a Central Kerala preparation..Its a change from the usual fish curry or fry one has on a regular day. This curry is usually prepared using kanava, or with small fish like netholi/chooda etc..Its a very easy recipe, less time, less oil, less spice!!

Meen Peera Recepie


250 gms - Fish of your choice
2 pieces - kudampuli
5-6 - Shallots
2-3 - Green chillies
3/4 cup - Grated coconut
1/2'' piece - Ginger
1 tsbp - Coconut oil
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 - Shallots, sliced
1 sprig of curry leaf
Salt to taste
Water to cook


1. In a mixer, make a coarse paste of coconut, chillies, ginger and shallots and keep aside.
2. In a meen chatti(traditional earthen pot), put the cleaned and washed fish, turmeric powder, salt, kokum and little water and mix well and put the pot on the flame with a lid on. Cook till the fish is done. As I had medium sized sardines I had cut the fish into 2-3 pieces thus while stirring it, the fish broke into pieces. So very carefully stir it.
3. Once the water evaporates, add the ground coconut paste into the fish and cook for 2 more minutes and turn off the gas.
4. Take another pan and heat coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds and saute in the shallots and curry leaves and pour it onto the dish and mix again.
5. Serve immediately with rice

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