Kerala style pearl spot fish fry –karimeen pollichathe


  • Fish -1 kg
  • Ginger- medium piece
  • Garlic -7 to 8 petals
  • Shallots-9 to 10
  • Tomato -2 medium
  • Curry leaves -2 sprigs
  • Coriander seed-small amount
  • Pepper seed-small amount
  • Dry red chilli-8 or 9 nos
  • Coconut milk – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste


  •  First we cut and clean the fish, and keep a side
  •  Then we crush grind ginger and garlic ,keep a side
  •  Then we grind dry red chilli and salt, keep a side
  •  Again we grind coriander seed and pepper seed grind well
  •  Then we mix the all grinded ingredients with turmeric powder
  •  Marinate the fish with grinded smooth paste and keep it for 10 minutes
  •  Heat oil in a pan Add shallots and curry leaves , saute till shallots become
    golden brown colour.
  •  Add grinded masala paste and saute till the raw smell of the powders go off.
    Keep low flame to not get it burned.
  •  Add tomato and saute till it become soft and mushy. Keep the pan covered to
    make the tomatoes soft soon.
  •  Add coconut milk and saute till the masala become thick.
  •  Then Shallow fry the fish in coconut oil and keep aside
  •  Take one banana leaf, place some masala and place one fried fish on top of
    that and put some more masala.
  •  Fold the banana leaf and make a packet. Tie with a string
  • Heat a tawa sprinkle some coconut oil and place the fish packets and cook
    both sides for 10 to 13 minutes in a low flame.
  •  Turn off the flame and serve the kerala style pear lspot fish fry with meals
  •  Enjoy the taste..

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