Meen Peera is dry kerala style one pot fish curry . This side dish is a delicious accompaiment for Rice. The rich flavour of fresh grated coconut and coconut oil enhances the taste of the curry .

You can use any fish for this recepie but tasted better if you prepare it using small fishes. I have used Sardines / Mathi for this recepie . Anchovies / Netholli is the best fish for this recepie.

Lets checkout the detailed recepie below 👇

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 20 to 25 mins

Serves: 4


  • Fish : 1/4 kg
  • Shallots : 10 chopped
  • Pot tamarind / kudampuli : 3 to 4
  • Grated coconut: 1 n 1/2 cup
  • Garlic : 4 cloves
  • Ginger : 1 small piece
  • Green chillies: 2
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: as required
  • Curry leaves: few sprigs
  • Coconut oil: 2 tbsp


  • Corasely blend together grated coconut, garlic,ginger and green chillies.
  • Clean the fish pieces in salt water and set aside.
  • Add the fish pieces, blend coconut mix, shallots,curry leaves,turmeric powder,red chilli powder,salt,pot tamarind ,coconut oil and 2 cups of water together in a pot preferably clay pot.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Open the lid and cook on medium to high flame for 15 mins stirring intermittently.
  • Finally give it a gentle mix. Add some more curry leaves and keep it covered for some time before serving.

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