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Kerala Style Meen Mulakittathu




                                                                            Kerala have lots of  coastal areas and back waters .Hence kerala is blessed with sea foods and fresh water fishes .We can also get fresh fishes from prawns farms and fish farms . 


                                                    An image of a prawns farm

                                                             Varieties of fishes are available in kerala ,among them karimeen (pearl spot) is very much popular  all around the world .

                                                                Keralites used to prepare different types of fish curries as I specified in my previous blog : Kerala style Fish curry with coconut milk. Kerala Style Meen Mulakittathu curry is prepare in clay pot (manchatti) .You can keep the fish curry for two to three days  with or without   refrigeration. You can also add raw mango  instead of kudampuli  to prepare Kerala Style Meen Mulakittathu curry . Kerala Style Meen Mulakittathu  curry is  serve with Rice or Tapioca.

                                                              This dish is a spicy delicious fish curry, prepared in an authentic traditional method. 

It’s recipe is given below:

                          Kerala Style  Meen Mulakittathu/Meen Mulaku chaaru curry


Fish – 1kg (Here I have used Ayala)
Chilli powder -2  ½ tspoon
Turmeric powder- ¼ tspoon
Salt – to taste
Water -2 cups
Shallots- 10-15 sliced
Ginger- sliced
Green chillies-3-4
1)Make a masala paste with turmeric powder and chilli powder and keep it aside.
2)Crush shallots,ginger ,green chillies and curry leaves
3)Take a  claypot(manchatti) , and arrange cleaned and washed fish pieces in it,
Then add masala paste,also add crushed shallots,ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.
Then add required amount of water and salt to taste and bring it to boil after adding vinegar.
(Note: you can either use vinegar, kudampuli or raw mango as per your taste.In this curry inorder to increase the spicy taste, you can add green chillies as your taste preferences.)
Finally add one teaspoon coconut oil and serve it with rice.

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