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Kerala Fish Fry
(Karimeen Pollichathu)

Fish Fish

A traditional Kerala (southern part of India) favorite. Fish pieces sauted with onions and spices to give a spicy semi-dry preparation.

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Kerala Non-Vegetarian

500  grams skinless firm white fish slices or pieces well washed
1  tablespoon(s) finely sliced garlic
1  tablespoon(s) ginger juliennes
4  green chillies slit
1  medium onion(s) finely sliced
1  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
1  small raw mango sliced or tomato chopped
2  cup(s) water
1  sprig(s) curry leaves
2  tablespoon(s) oil
salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan till hot. Add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and onions. Saute for about 4  minutes. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, curry leaves and salt. Saute briefly.
  2. Add the water and raw mango slices / chopped tomato. Bring to a boil. Drop in the fish and mix gently. Cover and cook on low for about 10  minutes or till the fish is cooked and the gravy is semi-dry.


  • For a sour taste, either vinegar, lime juice or tamarind paste can be used in place of raw mango or tomato.

    Serve hot with: warm Lacy Rice and Coconut Pancakes (Appam) and / or steamed rice.

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