Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe

Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe
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An authentic dish from Kerala, this delicacy is prepared using spices and is steamed using plantain leaves. A pinch of pepper should help in adding perfection.
Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.0 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 2 Pearl spot fish (Karimeen)
  • A piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 5 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup small onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup thick coconut milk
  • A few Curry leaves
  • A few Plantain leaves
  • Oil as required
  • For paste
  • 1 Piece ginger
  • 2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 5 Garlic pods
  • 1 tbsp Pepper powder
  • A few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
How to make Karimeen Pollichathu:
  • Grind ginger, garlic pods, chilly powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt for making a fine paste.
  • Marinate the fish with the above paste for about one hour.
  • Coat few heated plantain leaves with oil.
  • Place the marinated fish over it and put the entire thing in a frying pan.
  • Cover and cook it over low flame till it is done.
  • Take another frying pan and heat oil, sauté chopped onions, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves in it.
  • Place the cooked fish without the plantain leaves in the above pan and coat it well with the sautéed masala.
  • Combine coconut milk and mix well.
  • Simmer for few minutes, until all the water gets evaporated.
  • Wrap them in the plantain leaves and serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
Rema J. Menon posted 13/03/2010
Excellent and easy to follow recipe.
jebincherickal posted 20/09/2008
very delicious