Monday, March 24, 2008

Meen Thoran

Thoran with meen / Fish is prepared with fish like Ayila / Indian mackerel, which has good meat to make thoran. I have tried this thoran with salmon too, which turns out good. But will always prefer Indian mackerel.


4 - Indian mackerel, cleaned
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder
1 - Kodampuli ( Optional )

Salt to taste

To chop finely

1 small - Onion
4 - Green chili
1/2 '' piece - Ginger
1/2 cup - Freshly grated coconut
1 to 2 sprigs - Curry leaves

To season

1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
Coconut oil


1 ) First cook fish in little water with kodampuli, salt to taste, red chili and turmeric powder . Cook till fish is well cooked. Cool and shred fish meat finely. Take out the bones. Discard kodampuli.

2 ) To a mixing bowl add fish, and finely chopped ingredients and coconut. With hand crush all the ingredients together.

3 ) Heat oil a kadai or wok, add mustard and pop it. Then add the fish mixture and stir. Simmer and cook, occassionally stirring. Add fish stock if any little at a time and use it up. Cook till dry, add some more coconut oil and fry well. It will be good if it gets lightly browned. Take off the stove and serve.

Serve as a side dish with rice.


Sig said...

Did you get the Indian mackerel here? Lucky you!

Purnima said...

This sure calls for some job, Pravs! The thoran looks very tasty, nice pic, tks for sharing the recipe!

Seena said...

I wouldn't add kudampuli in this, looks good.

Seema said...

Thoran looks lovely Pravs! With rice & rasam, this will be a perfect on the side... i think i can just eat it by itself too :-)

sandhya said...

nice thoran .. never tried it by shredding fish... thanks for sharing it...

Cham said...

looks great ur thoran , would do it without kudampuli :)

Anonymous said...

yum! sounds delicious! will sure try it out. thanks for sharing.


Dhivya said...

wow!love these:))never made thoran in fish..must try

Sagari said...

thoran looks sooooo delecious pravs

Nags said...

same as meen peera? kollaam, adipoli!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lucky u get indian mackerel in US...YUM!...YUM!....

Pravs said...

Sig : I did..but was frozen ones :)

Purnima : Not too much work, once you start. Do try.

Seena : You are right, you can make without kodampuli too.

Seema : Yes, perfect. Do try.

Sandhya : Do try sandhya.

Cham : Sure, do without kodampuli.

Rg : Will be a nice thoran with rice.

Dhivya : oh then you should try this.Comes out tasty.

Sagari : thanks :)

Nags : Yes, peera one is done with small fishes. This is with meaty ones. so that difference is there.

Anonymous said...

I have searched for Kudampuli in the Sri Lankan stores here in Toronto. I could not get the actual stuff and bought a jar of Goraka paste (Garcinia cambogia). Is this the same as Kudampuli and how many tsps. should one use in a dish for 4 ?
Thanks and regards

Anonymous said...

Would be grateful if you could answer my query of 28th March re; kudumpuli.

Pravs said...

Neville : you had asked me this same question before and i had answered. i have not used Goraka paste. So i am not able to help you out here.

Jyoti Nigam said...

Goraka paste (Garcinia cambogia)is the same fruit, but in the case of Kudampuli used in Kerala cooking, the fruit is first dried and then smoked giving it quite a different flavour. Because I cannot find it in Canada, my wife brings it with her when she returns for visits to Kerala.

From Amar Jyoti