Mackerel Fish – Pollichathu In Banana Leaf | Meen Pollichathu


  • Mackerel fish – 1 kg
  • Onion – 2 nos
  • Shallots – 9 to 10 nos
  • Green chilli – 3 to 4 nos
  • Ginger – 1 nos
  • Garlic – 7 to 8 nos
  • Curry leaves – 2 to 3 sprigs
  • Tomatoes – 2 nos
  • Red chilli powder – 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • salt – 1 or 2 tsp
  • Oil – 7 to 8 nos


  • First, we have to cut and clean the fish.
  • Wash them well and set them aside.
  • Take a pan add mackerel fish.
  • Then add red chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Then add lemon juiceand mix them well.
  • Marinated the fish for half an hour.
  • Then chop the peeled onion and set it aside.
  • Then chop the shallots and set aside.
  • Then chop the green chilli and set it aside.
  • Then chop the tomatoes and set them aside.
  • Then crush the ginger and garlic into a fine paste and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add marinated mackerel fish.
  • Fry them well until they become golden brown.
  • Drain the excess oil and set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped shallots.
  • Sauté them well. for a few minutes.
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic and sauté them well.
  • Sprinkle with salt and sauté the onion until translucent.
  • Add curry leaves and green chillies and sauté them well.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and sauté them well.
  • Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Cook until the raw flavour and smell are completely gone.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside .
  • Take one banana leaf and place it in the fire. Just heat the leaf and set it aside.
  • Then place some masala mix on the banana leaf.
  • Place one fried fish on top of that, along with some more masala.
  • Fold the banana leaf and make a packet.
  • Now tie it with a string.
  • Heat a pan, sprinkle some coconut oil, and place the fish packets.
  • Then cook both sides for 10 to 13 minutes on a low flame.
  • Set aside after removing from the pan.
  • Then remove the tie and open the tasty masala fish fry.
  • Serve and enjoy the tasty mackerel fish fry with meals.

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