Varutharacha (Roasted Coconut) Fish Curry

Varutharacha (Roasted Coconut) Fish Curry

Varutharacha (Roasted Coconut) Fish Curry

Varutharacha (Roasted Coconut) Fish Curry

I could easily close my eyes and say Varutharacha (roasted and ground coconut paste) Fish curry is one best ways fish is cooked by Keralites. The distinctive flavor and color make this dish stand out of many other fish delicacies.

My mother has a proven ability to make this dish as delicious as this should be…and, her recipe is slightly different from the authentic thenga varutharacha(roasted coconut) recipes. First time when she made it for me to shoot the pictures, the  dish did not come out as expected, so she decided to do it again (she is such a perfectionist?!!!). Well, lucky me, now I have seen her making it twice and I am very sure if I ever have to make this again, I will definitely be successful!

I have taken the taken the step-by-step pictures of preparation and the recipe is also given below.So, try out this wonderful varutharacha(roasted coconut) fish curry and let me know comments please..

Varutharacha (Roasted Coconut) Fish Curry Recipe..


  • Oil  –   1 Tbsp
  • Coconut  -250 gms
  • Coriander seeds – 2 Tbsp
  • Dry red chilli –  5 pcs
  • Shallots – 50 gms
  • Turmeric– 1 Tbsp
  • Fish cubes- 500 gms
  • Tomato wedges- 100 gms
  • Souree- 3pcs
  • Green Chilli- 3 pcs
  • Fenugreek – 1 Tsp
  • Cocum/Tamarind – 50gms
  • Ginger crushed -10gms
  • Garlic crushed -10 gms
  • Curry leaves – 10 gms
  • Salt to taste



  1. Clean and cut the fish, and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil and roast coconut, coriander seeds, dry chilli, turmeric over a slow fire until dark golden brown.
  3. Grind the mixture in a food processor adding little water (just enough to grind) to a thick paste.
  4. In earthen pot (manchatti), add fish, tomato, souree, cocum, crushed ginger and garlic, fenugreek (roasted and ground), ground coconut paste, salt and water just enough to cover the fish and cook on a medium heat.
  5. When the gravy becomes thick, adjust the seasoning. Serve hot.

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Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!

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  1. I savour, lead to I found just what I used to be having
    a look for. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God
    Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  2. Usha Kumari says:

    Varutharacha curry is my favorite. Like you said I need to master the art of making this dish..I still continue to make. Your recipe looks much more simple..I will try your’s soon..

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