View Full Version : Meen Varuval (Tanjore Fried Fish)

15-08-2005, 06:06 PM
Hi Lyn,

I have this Fish Varuval recipe that I have tried and the fish turned out deliciously. In case you don't get the chicken varuval recipe, you can try this out. My family loves this dish.

Meen Varuval

2 onions
500g fish slices (I use "tenggiri" or in English it's called Mackerel)
4 cloves garlic, pounded
1 sprig curry leaves, finely shredded
1 tsp fennel, coarsely pounded
1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp tamarind water or lime juice
3 tbsp water
Oil for frying


1) Finely blend the onions in a food processor
2) Place all ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl and mix well. Marinade the fish for 30 minutes.
3) Heat oil and fry the fish slices until they are cooked and crisp on the outside.
4) Serve hot