Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Shark Varai 


Shark 500 Gms
Onions 1 large
Coconut scraped - fresh 250 Gms
Chilli powder 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoons
Dry chillies 2
Oil 1 tablespoons
Salt to taste


Clean and cut shark into pieces.

Boil these in a covered dish with little water and turmeric powder and salt until the pieces are cooked and soft.

When cool, remove all the skin and bones and shred the pieces by hand.

In a large bowl, mix the shredded shark meat, coconut, chilli powder and mix thoroughly by hand.

Taste and add salt if necessary salt.

Dice onions and fry in little oil until golden brown, add cut dry chillies and the shark coconut mixture and stir until all the varai is quite dry. Do not over roast this.


Use cumin powder instead of chilli powder and make varai which gives a different taste and makes a charakku shark varai.

Serve with: rice, pittu