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Recipe Name: Karemeen Pollichathu (fish fry)  
Category: Indian Regional Sub Category: Kerala


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
10 mins 25 mins 5



Karemeen   1 kg (4 to 5 no)
Red chilly powder   1 tbsp
Curry leaves   2 strips
Coconut oil   3 tsp
Aluminum foil   1 roll
Salt to taste  
Grind Together  
Button onions   5 pcs
Black pepper (crushed, not powdered)   10-12 nos
Whole red chilies   8-10 nos
Ginger   1/2 inch long
Garlic   1 cloves
Turmeric powder   1/2 tsp
For the Gravy   10-12 nos
Button onions   1 cup
Red chilly powder   1 tsp
Curry patha   2 stem
Salt to taste  


  • To Prepare(Clean) the Fish
  • Rub the fish on rough surface with salt, and clean inside out. Wash with clean water and soak them in curd / lemon juice, to get rid of the any bad smell of the fish.
  • After half an hour take the fish out of the curd/lemon juice and wash in clean water.
  • Make slits through the fish diagonally.
  • To Prepare the Masala
  • Grind coarsely all the ingredients to be ground. Add the red chilly powder, turmeric and salt and little water to make the masala to a paste form.
  • Rub it all over the fish inside out.
  • Lastly keep the curry patha’s pasted to the fish too
  • Keep inside the fridge covered for about half an hour for the masala to soak into the fish.
  • Take out and fry in coconut oil both side until it turn dark brown. Serve hot

To Make the Gravy

  • In the same pan, which fried the fish, take out the excess oil and let the remaining masala dust and oil, heat up.
  • Fry half-cup button onions, with curry patha.
  • The onions turn light brown, pour the gravy over the fish.Serve hot
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Nutrition Facts
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Vitamin A     * Vitamin C  
Calcium   * Iron  
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs