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Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu(Fish cooked with Mango in a Coconut Gravy)

?Since my childhood, the most common preparation of fish, was either Fish Fry or Meen Pattichathu. During the Mango season, the Meen Pattichathu, gives way to another style, which is Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu. In this dish, raw mango is used as the souring agent.

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Fish Pickle- Kerala Style

When it comes to non-veg pickles, I prefer homemade ones to store bought. Whenever I make them, it doesn’t go past a week. Well, it so happens that the moment we lay eyes on Non-veg pickle, we go crazy. So instead of taking a spoonful, we end up having generous servings. Tuna is the ideal fish for pickling. One could use any other firm fleshed fish as well. If you plan to prepare fish pickle, it would be better if you get the fish cut into bite-sized cubes. If not, you could buy fish steaks, fry them and then break…

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Fish Roe Cutlets

Fish Roe Cutlets can be served as a starter, a side dish to your meal or as an evening snack. We, at home love to have it with onion-vinegar salad. I am yet to find a combination to beat this one.

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Thai Chicken Cakes

Savoury or sweet ? That’s the question I ask D before he heads to school. His choice helps me decide what to make as evening snack. This time he was a bit specific.”Mom, I want something made with chicken.” Later J comes up with another demand. “Make something light for dinner, maybe a salad.” All I

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Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The first time I had minced chicken lettuce wraps was during our trip to Thailand a few years back. This was probably the first dish I tried recreating once I was back from the trip. The best thing about this dish is the simplicity in its preparation. The burst of flavours when you take a bite of it

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Meen Mutta Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Fish Roe)

Cooking fish roe was almost a nightmare for me during my initial years of marriage as I always used to find them bland. After a lot of trial and errors, I was satisfied with this preparation as it gives more flavour to the roe. This maybe slightly high on the ‘heat quotient’ for those who are less t

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Karimeen Pollichathu (Pearl Spot cooked in Banana Leaf)

We Keralites love our Karimeen (pearl spot) in any form. Karimeen Pollichathu is one such traditional delicacy of Kerala that is recommended to majority of the tourists visiting God’s own country. Though we usually prepare Karimeen this way, one can use pomfret or any firm fleshed fish. I have alway

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Chettinad Meen Varuval (Chettinad Fish Fry)

My search for a ‘different type’ of fish fry recipe led me to this one. The ingredients looked so interesting that I decided to double the amount. I took half the masala and stored the remaining masala in an airtight container in the freezer. My parents were also with us to taste this new recipe and

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Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Fish molee is a popular Kerala style preparation. This gravy goes well with Rice, hoppers as well as string hoppers. Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

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Meen Puttu (Stir Fried Shredded Fish)

Being relatively new to Chennai, I am still in the process of learning the names of ingredients in Tamil. Sometimes, my maid gets me the freshest fish and our dicussions veers towards different Tamil dishes. One such dish that caught my fancy was Sura Puttu. Initially I thought that she was talking

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Goan Fish Curry

I have so many recipes to be tried out in my “to-do” list. One such recipe was the Goan Fish Curry. So, this time when I bought fish, I didn’t have to rack my brain to decide which recipe to follow. As usual, I looked into Goan Food Recipes blog, my go-to space for any Goan recipes 🙂 On reading thr

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Machher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

The other day, when I bought some pomfret, I badly wanted to try out some new dish. Somehow, Machher Jhol was the first thing that came into my mind. Machher Jhol is a traditional Bengali Fish Curry, where in Machher means fish and Jhol means curry. The Bengalis prefer Hilsa, Katla and Rohu, but use

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Peethiwaali Machchi (Batter Fried Fish in an Onion based Gravy)

Peethiwaali Machchi is an Avadhi dish. I got this recipe from Jiggs Kalra’s collection. Here’s the recipe. Peethiwali Machchi Source: Jiggs Kalra

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Meen Perattiyathu (Stir Fried Fish- Kerala Style)

Meen Perattiyathu is a dish close to my heart eversince I tasted this some years back. This dates back to 2005, when J was posted in Secunderabad. As luck would have it, a couple of J’s classmates from Sainik Schook, Kazhakkoottam, were also here. We made it a point to meet up every weekend. It was

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Szechwan Hot Fish

Ever since we have moved in to Indian School of Business, I have been trying to figure out a way to get fresh fish of my choice. Initially I was thrilled to see the seafood section in an online store called BigBasket. But my happiness was short lived when I found that it had no stock of the seafood

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Fish Curry

I was really missing fish back in Agra and tried to make the most of my vacation by making varieties of seafood dishes. One such dish was a simple fish curry using onions and tomatoes. The first time I was introduced to this preparation was by a good friend Mrs Gordon. I was indeed surprised to see

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Mangalore Fish

Seafood…That was one of the must have’s in our list before heading home. Back in Agra, the chances of getting fresh fish of our choice was next to none. So, the trip to Kerala was double whammy. We get to meet our near and dear ones and eat seafood to our heart’s content. Another aspect for me was

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Fish Pulao

Fish Pulao is a very simple preparation. I had taken down this recipe from a cookery show some years back. Use any fresh firm-fleshed fish like pomfret, seer fish etc to prepare this Pulao. Frozen fish can also be used but wont be as tasty. Fish Pulao

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