Fish and seafood are an important part of the diet of many Indians, with a large part of the population living in coastal and riverine regions.
The Bengali cuisine and the cuisines of the south of India, particularly Goa and Kerala feature some remarkable seafood recipes. They are also characterised by being much simpler to prepare and cook than other non-vegetarian dishes.
The Keralan fish curry is a long-standing favourite in our household.
Kerala prawn fry is a simple dry dish of crispy fried prawns. Nadan chemmeen varuthathu is one of Kerala’s best-known street vendor snacks. It is slightly hot and tangy and highlights the flavour of the prawns.