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Karimeen Pollichathu – Easy Method

 

 

A couple of days back while chatting with my cousin Rini, our conversation veered towards food. That’s when she asked if I knew the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu that our grandmom used to make. To my relief, she said that had it and would share with me.

Today I bought some Pearlspot fish and just as I was thinking about our granny’s recipe, my cousin sent a message. Wow !! It was the recipe… The timing couldn’t be more perfect. The best part was that it was easy to prepare. The result ?? YUMMMMM !!!

Karimeen Pollichathu - Easy Method

A couple of days back while chatting with my cousin Rini, our conversation veered towards food. That's when she asked if I knew the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu that our grandmom used to make. To my relief, she said that had it and would share with me.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine kerala
Servings 1 portion

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (medium sized) Pearl spot fish
  • 15 shallots
  • 1"piece Ginger
  • 7 Garlic cloves cloves
  • 4 (or less) Green chilli
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 teaspoons (or less) Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder powder
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • a few Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt

Instructions
 

  • Clean and score the fish on either sides.
  • Finely chop the shallots, ginger, garlic green chilli and tomato.
  • Put all this in a bowl.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, oil and water.
  • Mix well with your hands, squishing the mixture in between.
  • Take a pan or earthen pot.
  • Place half of the mixture on the pan/pot and spread the mixture to form a thin bed.
  • Place the fish on top of the mixture.
  • Now place the remaining mixture and cover the entire fish.
  • Cover the fish and cook on low heat till you get the cooked smell of the fish.
  • Flip and cook the other side.
  • Once that side is also cooked, remove the lid and cook on medium heat till liquid evaporates.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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