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Meen Thoran ~ Fish Scramble

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 4 thick slices fish I used kingfish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp use more as required coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup shallots cheriyulli, peeled and chopped
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut


  • Wash the fish well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Shallow fry both the sides of the fish till done. Drain. Remove the thorns and smash the fish completely.
  • In the same oil (add more if required), splutter the mustard seeds. Add the ginger garlic paste and curry leaves and saute till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the shallots and green chillies. Saute till wilted.
  • Add the spice powders and saute for a minute.
  • Add in the smashed fish and coconut and give it a nice toss. Simmer for around 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning.
  • Serve warm as side for rice or along with chapathis.