Meen Curry is one of the popular dishes from Kerala which is made from varieties of fish available in the state, such as tuna, mackerel, sardines, and most special is the one made from Pearl Spot which is indigenous to Kerala. Other fish varieties can also be made into Meen Curry which is made by cooking the fish with several spices and curry leaves.

Meen is the Malayalam word for fish (Please see the list of fish in English-Malayalam)

Meen Curry is served with rice, Puttu, Idli, Appam, Upma, Chappati/Roti, Dosa and even with boiled Kappa (boiled Cassava)

Below are pictures of varieties of Meen Curries which I tasted while in Allepey, Kerala, India:

Meen (Pallikora/ Palli Kora) Curry - made from Pallikora which is Malayalam word for Jewish or Croaker Fish
Meen (Pallikora/ Palli Kora) Curry - made from Pallikora which is Malayalam word for Jewish or Croaker Fish

More pictures below of different kinds of Meen Curry cooked by my hosts in Allepey, Kerala, India.

Meen Curry which was cooked with coconut milk
Meen Curry which was cooked with coconut milk

Below is a set of meal being sold during the Trivandrum, Kerala Food Festival during the Christmas season. The set includes Kappa Puzhukku (boiled Cassava), Rasam and Meen Curry.

Next two (2) pictures are Mathi Curry / Fish/Meen Curry cooking in the traditional pot for cooking curry called Manchatti / Meenchatti / Manchatty.

Mathi/Chaala is Malayalam for Sardine.

Mathi (Sardines) Curry

Mathi Curry - a Fish Curry being cooked in a traditional pot for cooking Meen Curry in Kerala, India
Mathi Curry - a Fish Curry being cooked in a traditional pot for cooking Meen Curry in Kerala, India

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