Meen Varuval Recipe

Meen Varuval Recipe
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Meen Varuval is swordfish fry prepared in Chettinad style. Basted with a mix of spices, the fish is shallow fried to make this spicy and delicious dish. It can serve as a perfect appetizer.
Meen Varuval Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.5 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4 Swordfish steaks, 1/2 inch
  • 2-1/2 tbsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 6 tbsp Water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 5-6 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2-1/2 tbsp Cayenne
How to make Meen Varuval:
  • In a skillet, put together cayenne, turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt, lime juice and about 6 tbsp of water.
  • Mix it properly to prepare a thick paste.
  • Use this paste to cover both sides of the fish steaks.
  • Marinate the fish steaks for 15 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil.
  • Fry the steaks until they turn brown. Take two steaks at a time.
  • Cook either side for 6-8 minutes, turning once.
  • Place them in a heatproof plate and keep them warm in an oven.
  • Use lemon wedges for garnishing.
  • Serve it with rice and naan.