Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri | How to make Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri

By Femina Shiraz  |  2nd Feb 2017  |  
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About Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri Recipe

Steamed fish dumplings are a popular snack in the Malabar region of Kerala. The fish filling is stuffed inside a dough made of rice flour and then steamed. This flavorful snack is delicious and filling, and hence can be had as dinner too.

Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri in your kitchen. This recipe requires 30 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri by Femina Shiraz has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri at home without any difficulty. Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri this weekend. Share your Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Femina Shiraz for inputs. In case you have any queries for Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Femina Shiraz. You can also rate the Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri and give feedback.

Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri

Ingredients to make Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri

  • For the fish filling:
  • Seer fish 8 slices
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp (divided)
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • salt as required
  • oil - 2 tbsp and more for frying the fish
  • onion (finely chopped) - 2
  • tomato (finely chopped) - 1
  • ginger grlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Green chili - 2
  • coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Corriander leaves (chopped) - 2 tbsp
  • For the rice flour covering:
  • Rice flour 1 and 1/2 cups
  • water 1 and 1/2 cups
  • salt as required
  • Grated coconut 1/2 cup
  • fennel seeds 2 tsp
  • onion (chopped) - 1/2

How to make Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri

  1. To prepare the fish filling:
  2. Wash and clean the fish pieces.
  3. Marinate the fish with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt for at least an hour.
  4. Next, heat oil in a pan and fry them, flipping sides in between to cook evenly on both the sides.
  5. Once done, remove the fish pieces from the pan and keep them aside.
  6. Once they cool down a bit, remove the bones and shred the to smaller pieces with clean fingers. Keep it aside.
  7. Now, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. (you may add the residue oil left from frying the fish too).
  8. Add onions and saute till they turn light pink.
  9. Add ginger garlic paste and green chili and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  10. Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and coriander powder, and mix.
  11. Add in the chopped tomatoes and saute until they become soft.
  12. Next you can add the shredded fish pieces.
  13. Finally add the coriander leaves and garam masala powder and mix well.
  14. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
  15. Switch the flame off.
  16. To prepare the rice flour covering:
  17. Grind onion, fennel seeds and coconut in a grinder until it forms a coarse paste.
  18. Take the rice flour and salt in a bowl.
  19. Add in water little by little to the rice flour and mix.
  20. It should form a soft dough.
  21. Add in the ground onion mixture too and knead well.
  22. Now take a small ball of the dough and roll it to a small puri size with hands.
  23. Similarly make another one of roughly the same size.
  24. Place 2-3 tsp of the prepared fish filling inside one flattened dough and cover with another.
  25. Press the sides so as to seal the edges.
  26. Prepare all the dumplings like this until all the dough and filling are used up.
  27. Steam it for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked.
  28. Serve hot.

My Tip:

Check the instructions on the rice flour packet for preparing the dough. Some brands may require to add boiled water to prepare the dough.

Reviews for Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri (1)

Preeti Gurung2 years ago

Excellent fish dumplings!

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