Karimeen Pollichathu | How to make Karimeen Pollichathu

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About Karimeen Pollichathu

This is a special dish of fish in some places in kerala. This ia a real treat for sea food lovers, this is made with fishes having thick flesh. Fish is marinated with gravy and packed in banana leaves and prepared in mud pots or non stick tawas. This can be made in an easy way also by first steaming the fish and then the rest of the process I made without frying the fish so that the fish gets the full flavour and taste of the marinated masala.

Karimeen Pollichathu, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. Karimeen Pollichathu is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having a bite. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cookingKarimeen Pollichathu is just too tempting. This amazing recipe is provided by Fajeeda Ashik. Be it kids or adults, no one can get away from this delicious dish. How to make Karimeen Pollichathu is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, the answer to this question is the simple yet exotic recipe by of Karimeen Pollichathuby Fajeeda Ashik. This recipe can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in this recipe just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Karimeen Pollichathu is just the appropriate recipe to serve as many as 4. The cooking time for this delicacy is not much. So, the next time you have a get together or a night party at home, don't forget to check and try out this recipe. It's that one delicacy that everyone's definitely going to love it!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

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Karimeen Pollichathu

Ingredients to make Karimeen Pollichathu

  • 1/2 kg Fish karimeen(pearl spot) or Pomfret
  • 1 Big onion
  • 1 cup Shallots sliced (loosely packed)
  • 4 Big cloves garlic
  • 1 Medium piece ginger
  • 1 Big tomato
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Thick coconut milk
  • 1 tsp tamarind pulp or kokum pulp
  • For Tempering:
  • Fenugreek seeds as required
  • Mustard seeds as required
  • Oil as required
  • Salt as per taste
  • Curry leaves a few

How to make Karimeen Pollichathu

  1. Clean the fish and put cuts on the fish and keep aside. In a pan add a little oil splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add sliced onions and sliced shallots and saute well. When the onions start changing the color.
  2. Saute well and add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and pepper powder. Mix well. Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well till the tomatoes are soft. Add the tamarind pulp, salt and mix well. Add the thick coconut.
  3. Let it boil for some minutes on simmer till you get a thick gravy. Now wash the banana leaves, dry them and just soften it by putting it up on an open flame.(Ila Vattal).
  4. Put some masala on the leaf and place the fish over the masala. Cover the fish with masala and fill its inner portion also with some masala. You can add some more curry leaves now.
  5. Now cover the fish with the banana leaf and tie with some thread to make a packet. Now heat a mud chatti or on a tawa, spread some coconut oil and place this packet carefully over the tawa and close with a lid.
  6. Cook on a medium flame each sides for 10 minutes. Serve hot with plain rice, kubus or chapatis.

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