Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Karimeen Pollichathu

This is a special dish with fish in some places in kerala..........this ia a real treat for sea food lovers.....this is made with fishes with thick flesh.Fish marinates with gravy and packed in banana leaves and prepared in mud pots or non stick tawas.........this can be made in easy way also by first steaming the fish then rest of the process.I made without frying the fish....so that the fish gets the full flavour and taste of the marinated masala.......my hubby and our friends really loved this one...........I didn't get perfect pictures for this as my kids and hubby were waiting on the dining table.........

Now to the recipe.....................



















Ingredients:

1/2 kg Fish karimeen(pearl spot) or Pomfret
1 Big onion
1c Shallots sliced (loosely packed)
4 Big cloves garlic
1 Medium piece ginger
1 Big tomato
1tsp Coriander powder
2tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1c Thick coconut milk
1tsp tamarind pulp or kokum pulp

For Tempering:

Mustard seeds
Fenugreek seeds
Oil
Salt
Curry leaves























Method:

1.Clean the fish and put cuts on the fish and keep aside.
2.In a pan add little oil splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
3.Add sliced onions and sliced shallots and saute well.
4.When the onions start changing the color and finely chopped ginger and garlic.
5.Saute well and add the coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and pepper powder and mix well.
6.Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well till the tomatoes are soft.
7.Add the tamarind pulp,salt and mix well.
8.Add the thick coconut milk and curry leaves and mix well.
9.Let it boil for some minutes in simmer till u get a thick gravy.



















10.Now wash the banana leaves dry it and just soften it by putting it up on an open flame.(Ila Vattal).
11.Then as seen in the above picture Put some masala on the leaf and place the fish over the masala.
12.Cover the fish with masala and fill it inner portion also with some masala.You can add some more curry leaves now.
13.Now cover the fish with the banana leaf and tie with some thread to make a packet.
14.Now heat a mud chatti or in a tawa spread some coconut oil and place this packet carefully over the tawa and close with a lid.
15.Cook on a medium flame each sides for 10 mins.
16.Serve hot with plain rice,kubus or chapathis.

21 comments:

Tina said...

adipoli...kothiyavunnu...

Valarmathy Siva said...

Looks yummy with lots of flavor on them..

valar
http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com

divya said...

looks yummy...

Zareena said...

Wow!!!! yummy. This is my fav. Excellent.

Raksha said...

I wish I cud taste some

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fish looks yummy. Can I taste some as well?

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SheenaBabu said...

Adipoli....I miss the fish in Usa
First time here....happy to follow you

createwithmom said...

delicious I like fish wrapped in banana leaf aromatic

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow adipoli..kandittu kothiyavunnu..

sojo said...

Wow.... Love it!!! Iam a true blood Malayalee.....wink!!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Oh I bet that would have tasted awesome... Would love to have that plate...

Shanavi said...

I don get this fish here :( , it should have tasted beyond the world..

Priya said...

Slurp mouthwatering here...very tempting fish fry..

Fajeeda said...

thanx a lot dears..........

Sarah said...

It just morning here and i wish i could have this for breakfast :) looks fabulous!

NIDHYA said...

Awesome flavorful fish..looks mouthwatering.

Aaha Oho

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow....this fish recipe looks absolutely divine....so delicious....my hubby n daughter would be absolutely loving it !I have seen my mom in law making this curry at home.....I wanted to make it myself.....but seriously could not do it because of lack of ingredients :0(

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thrilled to discover ur blog, you have a beautiful space shaping up here, love this fish recipe so much, yumm

Shobha said...

This is the dish I have been hearing about so much but never tasted it..... now that I have the recipe I can make it.

chitramanoj said...

i love karimeen pollichathu...but miss all these food in the US.now i can try all these recipes at home now.Thanks to u for all ur lovely recipes..
thanks to drop in at my blog

fajeeda said...

thanx everybody....

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