Tuesday, 23 April 2013

This is another variety of dry fish fry recipe at Minu’s Kitchen. Comes with unique its taste. This is a dry spicy recipe which absolutely tastes so good with kappa and definitely would not need any introduction too and it’s a best recipe to serve in times of you thinking “what to cook for today??” as it’s a very simple and taste awesome.

The kappa recipe along with the dry fish is very simple to make and this is the way of cooking followed in most of the houses in Kerala. It’s definitely a traditional onaka meen (Dry fish) fry recipe with mouthwatering taste.


  • Any Dry Fish- 1/4 Kg
  • Coconut Oil- 2 Tspn
  • Crushed Red Chilies- 3 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- ¼ Tspn
  • Vinegar- 1 Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Small Onion- 10 Nos
  • Curry Leaves-Few
  • Crushed Ginger-Few
  • Crushed Garlic- 2 Tspn


  • Soak the dry fish in hot water for few minutes to remove the dust from it.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add crushed ginger, garlic, curry leaves and small onions Saute until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add crushed red chillies and turmeric powder and the soaked dry fish and saute again
  • Add vinegar and salt to it.
  • Cover and cook it for sometime until it baked well.
  • Cook uncovered on low flame until its fried well.


  • Kappa- ½ Kg
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 Tspn

  • Slice the kappa to small pieces and pressure cook it along with salt and turmeric powder for 3 whistles.
  • After the whistle goes off, open and dry out the excess water and smash the kappa with a wooden ladle just to loosen the texture.


"Do not use the vinegar more than the measurement used in making the dry fish fry as it may bitter the taste.

You can cook the dry fish fry with any oil, however cooking it in coconut oil will give a proper taste."

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1 comment :

  1. Your blog is so impressive... the way you articulate the recipe is awsome and the pics too are impressive.. keep going..