Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf | How to make Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf

By Akum Raj Jamir  |  18th Jan 2018  |  
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Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leafby Akum Raj Jamir
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    15

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About Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf Recipe

Today lets learn how to make a Kerala speciality fish Karimeen Pollichathu with step by step picture recipe. Karimeen Pollichathu is one of the famous and star dish of Kerala and no doubt the favourite of all. One of the top rated delicacy in Kerala Cuisine. The fish is juicy and tender and the taste is delicious. The beautiful flavours of the banana leaf in the fish is amazing. This dish is not only tasty but so heart warming and a healthy dish. For the authentic taste and flavor I recommend to use shallots, coconut oil and banana leaf to cook this fish.

Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Kerala. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf 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/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf 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 30 minute for the preparation and 15 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf by Akum Raj Jamir in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf at your home without any difficulties. Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf is one of the representative dishes of Kerala which you can serve in any special occasions.

Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf

Ingredients to make Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf

  • Karimeen/Pearl Spot – 5 nos
  • shallots – 250 gms
  • green chillies – 5-6 or as per your taste
  • tomato – 3 chopped
  • ginger – 2 inches chopped
  • garlic – 2 large pods
  • curry leaves – 1 cup
  • turmeric powder – 1 tsp 
  • red chilly powder – 2 tbsps
  • coriander powder – 1 tbsp 
  • pepper powder – 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • coconut oil – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsps 
  • lemon juice – 1 tbsp 
  • For Marination: turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste

How to make Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf

  1. In a bowl add all the marination ingredients and make a smooth paste. Take the fish and apply the paste all over the  fish. Keep aside marinated for few minutes.
  2. Take the shallots, green chillies, ginger, garlic chop them finely. I used a hand chopper to finely chop them. Remove and keep aside. Finely chop the tomatoes too separately.
  3. In a pan heat 1 tbsp coconut oil. Layer the fishes and pan sear both sides of the fish for 3-5 mins.
  4. Take the banana leaf and show in the flame for few seconds and let it wilt. But be careful not to show for long else it will burn.
  5. In a pan heat 2 tbsps coconut oil. Add the chopped shallots, green chillies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and saute for 2 – 3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander powder and saute for 2 mins. Tune off the heat. Add lemon juice and give a quick stir.
  7. Now take a banana leaf and spoon some masala and spread it. Layer the fish and spoon again some masala and cover the fish with the masala. Wrap the fish with the banana leaf and tie it with the a string. Make ready all the fish in same process. 
  8. In a pan heat remaining coconut oil and lay the wrapped fish in single layer.
  9. Cover the pan and cook for 5 mins each on both sides over low-medium heat.
  10. Remove, unwrap, squeeze more lemon juice and serve with onion rings, tomato slices and green chillies.

Reviews for Karimeen Pollichathu/ Pearl Spot Fish cooked in banana leaf (2)

Payal Singha year ago

Exciting recipe.
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Akum Raj Jamir
a year ago
Thank you Payal

Brijal Suratwalaa year ago

Super tempting
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Akum Raj Jamir
a year ago
Thank you dear :relaxed:

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