Meen Thairu Curry / Fish in Curd and Coconut Gravy


1/2 kg fish ( thick fleshed fish like king fish/ pomfret etc)
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup curd/ yoghurt/ Thairu
1-2 green chillies
1 1/2 tbsp ginger, sliced
salt to taste
few curry leaves
1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Cut the fish into pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Grind together grated coconut, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin seeds and curd to a smooth paste adding 1/2 cup of water.
  3. In a pan, add the ground coconut paste, 1/2 cup water, sliced green chillies, ginger, salt and curry leaves and mix well. 
  4. Add more water if required and mix well. Then switch on the flame and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add cleaned fish pieces to this and swirl the pan to mix everything well.
  6. When it starts to boil, reduce the flame to medium and cook covered till the gravy thickens and the fish is cooked.
  7. Remove the lid and then cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Add coconut oil and few curry leaves and switch off the flame. Serve with rice, pathiri etc…
Recipe Source: Magic Oven



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