Karimeen vazhayilayil pollichathu/pearlspot dry fried on banana leaf

3 servings
20 min
10 min


Number of serving: 3


Karimeen/Pearlspot- 2-3

Black pepper powder-2 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder- a pinch

Garlic paste- 1 Tbsp

Ginger paste- 1 Tbsp

Lemon juice- 1 tsp


Curry Leaves-2 sprigs

Banana leaves- for wrapping the fish

Coconut Oil- enough to spray on the leaf


  • 1.Clean the fish by taking out the head with the parts in the stomach of the fish. Keep the tail intact.Make some shallow slits on the fish.
    2.Prepare the marinade by mixing together all the ingredients, add a little water to make it a thick paste and rub it on the fish.
    3.Heat an earthen pot on medium heat.Spray the coconut oil on the banana leaf and wrap the marinated fish in it.
    4.Keep it in the pot and cook on low heat, turning the sides after every 2-3 minutes.
    5.Serve warm with rice and a gravy of your choice.


Karimeen vazhayilayil pollichathu/Pearlspot dry fried on Banana leaf, photo 1Karimeen vazhayilayil pollichathu/Pearlspot dry fried on Banana leaf, photo 2


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