Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish | How to make Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish

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By Zareena Siraj
Created on 27th Jan 2016
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About Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish

It was a rainy sunday when I thought of making this dish, but to my dismay, I did not have "banana leaf" to bake the fish. And I owe this dish to my H who got me banana leaf from a far off market amidst the drizzling. This dish goes well with any kind of Pulav/Fried rice or even as a side dish to a regular meal. So, lets get to the recipe now. We enjoyed this dish along with the colorful carrot pulav.

Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in world. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 15 minute for the preparation and 15 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish by Zareena Siraj in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish at your home without any difficulties. Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish is one of the representative dishes of world which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People
Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish

Ingredients to make Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish

  • Karimeen (pearl spot fish)- 2nos
  • Onions- 2nos
  • Red chilli flakes- 1tbsp
  • Ginger (chopped)- 2tbsp
  • Garlic(chopped)- 2tbsp
  • turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Kudampuli(Kokum)/ Tamarind- 1no
  • Pepper powder-1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Mustard seeds- 2tsp
  • Coconut Oil- 3tbsp
  • Banana leaves- 3nos.
  • Cut into pieces large enough to wrap a whole fish

How to make Karimeen Pollichathu / Baked Pearl Spot fish

  1. Wash and clean fish, then deep slits should be made on either side of the fish to ensure that the masala enters inside the fish while cooking.
  2. Soak kudampuli in warm water for some time and extract the juice.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add onions and saute till they are transparent.
  4. Now add chopped ginger and chopped garlic, mix well.
  5. In this add red chilli flakes, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.
  6. At last add the juice of kudampuli and mix well.
  7. Remove from flame and keep aside till it attains room temperature.
  8. Apply this evenly on the slitted fish. Run the banana leaves over the flame to make them pliable. Apply a little oil on banana leaves with muslin cloth.
  9. Wrap each fish individually in the banana leaves and tie with a thread, so that the masala doesn't come out.
  10. Roast on a shallow pan or griddle for 2 to 5 minutes flipping over at equal intervals.
  11. Alternatively you can steam the wrapped fish in a steamer for 6 to 8 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy.

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