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Pomfret Fry (Vavval Meen Varuval)


Silver Pomfret / Vavval, is a great fish for frying. Here is a recipe for simple South- Indian style fish fry.

Vavval in Tamil, Chanduva In Telugu, Velutha Avoli in Malayalam, Thondrette in Kannada, Surangat in Konkani,  Chandi in Bengali.

Vavval Meen Varuval / Vavva fry / Varutha Meen / Pomfret Varuval / Masala . . . → Read More: Pomfret Fry (Vavval Meen Varuval)

Dry fish thokku/Nethili karuvadu thokku

Ingredients 1 cup Dried Anchovies/Herring 1 cup small onion/shallots sliced 1 no Juicy Tomato (chopped) 7-8 Garlic cloves sliced 1 T Red chilly powder ½ tsp Tumeric powder 2 T Coriander powder 3 no Green chili (slit open 1 inch) Salt to taste Gingelly Oil . . . → Read More: Dry fish thokku/Nethili karuvadu thokku

Nethili Meen Varuval

Description: Nethili Meen Varuval is a crispy fish fry which tastes simply divine. These are fresh Indian Anchovies coated with light masala and deep fried. In case if you don’t find these in your local market then substitute them either with fresh Sardines or Smelt. If using frozen, thaw at room temperature and then proceed.

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Salmon Varuval

Simple fish fry made with Wild Salmon fillet. These are available in walmart under frozen aisle. In my quest to find a perfect match in Tamil, I ended up going here, seems it belong to this species "Eleutheronema tetradactylum"  which in tamil is Kaala / காலா. Check this link

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Fish Curry

I got this recipe from one of the Tamil website. i tried it and thought to share with u. try, taste and give your comments. i know its very delicious curry and everyone loves it. . . . → Read More: Fish Curry

Fish Kuzhambu

Clean the 1/2 kg fish and mix the above said masalas and keep it aside for 2hour

Chilli powder 1.5 tablespoon
coriander powder 2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

Chopped small onions 1 cup
Chopped tomatoes 1 cup
Chopped Green chillies 4
Chopped Garlic 2 tablespoon
Curry Leaves

Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Fennugreek 1 teaspoon
Tamarind Juice 1 cup

Take 1/4 cup of gingelly oil in a hot pan and add mustard and fennugreek seeds and make them sputter.

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Nethili Meen Varuval

Anchovies are called Nethili in Tamil. These are tini tiny fishes edible both in fresh and dried form. The dried ones are called Nethili Karuvaadu, which I've used for this recipe, coated with masala and pan fried until crisp.

Fresh Anchovies can be found in regular grocery markets under tinned foods packed with salt and preservatives. These can be used for kuzhambu preparations.

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Trout Varuval

Simple fish varuval (shallow fry) with lemony flavour using fresh water Lake Trout. This is just like any other fish varuval and just sharing to let you know that this fish is quite edible in Indian style and taste similar to Salmon. Moreover want to add on all these fish varieties to my recipe database. . . . → Read More: Trout Varuval

Fish and brinjal curry

This recipe originates from Trivandrum the capital of kerala and one of my husband's fav with rice.

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Nagercoil meen kuzhambu

This kind of fish kuzhambu is generally made in nagercoil (Kanyakumari district) … . . . → Read More: Nagercoil meen kuzhambu

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