How to make Meen Varuval - Deep fried marinated fish strips.

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Main Ingredients : Fish Fillets (फिश फिले), Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Meen Varuval

The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

For more recipes related to Meen Varuval checkout Fish Cutlet, Fish Cakes With Cucumber Relish, Crispy Fried Fish, Fish Stix . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Tuna Cakes, Green Peas Tikki Stuffed With Onion And Paneer, Sichuan Chakli, French Bread Crispies.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Meen Varuval Recipe

  • Fish Fillets cut into strips 2

  • Lemon Juice to taste

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Place fish strips in a bowl, add salt, garlic paste, curry powder and lemon juice and mix.

Step 2

Let them marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Mix refined flour with white pepper powder and salt on a flat plate.

Step 4

Dredge small lots of marinated fish strips in the seasoned flour, shake off the excess flour.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in fish strips and deep fry till golden brown.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.