Friday, May 15, 2015

Fish Curry with Raw Mango / Meen Curry Manga Ittathu

Finding this curry for lunch , when getting back from school was a pure joy. It was a pain to make me eat rice. But if there is this fish curry in the menu, I would be so glad to dig into rice. I loved it. I had been looking forward to trying different fish curries, but every time I start preparing, I realize that I don't have raw mangoes in stock and I end up making the usual Pulli itta meen curry

This time, I bought the raw mangoes specifically to make this curry. I would have forgotten to buy the mangoes, but my foodie companion Jacob reminded me. Well he have been tempted many a times by reminding about this curry, that he just didn't want me coming up with the excuse of having forgotten to get raw mangoes again. :P

So, are you a fan of Fish curry cooked in the tangy sauce of raw mango? Woo...that question itself makes my tastebuds so active. If you too would want to fall in love with this curry, then here is the recipe to it.


  1. 1/2 kg of fish - cleaned and cut into pieces
  2. 5-6 Shallots sliced
  3. 3 tsp of finely chopped ginger
  4. 3-4 green chillies
  5. 1 raw mango - peeled and cut into cubes
  6. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  7. 11/2 cup of grated coconut
  8. Salt ot taste
For the tempering
  1. 2 shallots sliced
  2. 1 strand of curry leaves
  3. 3-4 tbsp of oil
  • In a grinder, grind the ingredients 2- 6 and water to form a paste. 
  • Heat a pan. Once hot, transfer the ground paste and salt to it and cook it, stirring it occasionally.
  • While it cooks, grind the grated coconut in the grinder having added 2 tbsps of water. Add it to the paste and let it cook for another 5 minutes. 
  • Adjust the gravy by adding water. Let it boil. 
  • Now add the fish pieces to it. Simmer the heat and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Rotate the pan slightly to mix everything at times.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • In another pan, heat the oil. Once hot, drop in the shallots and curry leaves. Once they fry up, drop it on top of the fish curry.
  • Serve it hot with rice.
  1. Do not stir the fish, but just rotate the entire pan in a circular motion, instead of stirring. It helps prevent the fish pieces from breaking up.
  2. The amount of raw mango you add would totally depend on the tanginess of the mango.
  3. Cleaning the fish with vinegar and salt dissolved in water would help eliminate the fishy smell to a larger extend.

Recipe Courtesy : Mummy


  1. I make this curry slightly different, but a tangy fish curry with raw mango is drool worthy anytime. I am a big fan of mango fish curry.

  2. Kothiyayittu vayya...... ippo thannae ee curry undakkan thonnunnu....... drooling over you awesome pics..... mikkavarum ee weekend thannae njan undakkum.... :)

  3. loved the recipe :)I bet this fish curry must have tasted awesome.

  4. super tempting fish curry..feeling hungry now

  5. Love this tangy fish curry with rice... always the best combination...

  6. I usually make this curry with coconut milk,this is yummy too..will try this way sometime,loved the tempering and clicks :)

  7. Oooo rasikan meen curry.My favorite not too spicy yet right for rice with the sweetness of coconut. Raw mango to find it oru prashnam anu.

  8. This is one of my favorite curries. Where here do you get neymeen( seer fish for this?) I want it now!

  9. Best and delicious combo, lovely meen curry...


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