Non-VegetarianSeafoodKarimeen Pollichathu by Sapna Anu BGeorge July 10, 2003 written by Sapna Anu BGeorge July 10, 2003 Kerala Style Pearl fish(Karimeen) fry Print Recipe Votes: 9 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsPearl fish(4 to 5 nos, Karimeen) -Black pepper(crushed) - 10 nosButton onions(Kunjulli) - 5 nosWhole red chillies(Kollamulaku) - 10 nosGinger - ½" longGarlic pods - 1 noTurmeric powder - ½ tspRed chilly powder - 1 tbspSalt(As reqd) -Curry leaves - 2 stalksCoconut oil - 1 cupAluminium foil(A roll) - For the Gravy:Button onions(Kunjulli) - 1 cupRed chilly powder - 1 tspSalt(As reqd) -Curry leaves - 2 stalks Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsPearl fish(4 to 5 nos, Karimeen) -Black pepper(crushed) - 10 nosButton onions(Kunjulli) - 5 nosWhole red chillies(Kollamulaku) - 10 nosGinger - ½" longGarlic pods - 1 noTurmeric powder - ½ tspRed chilly powder - 1 tbspSalt(As reqd) -Curry leaves - 2 stalksCoconut oil - 1 cupAluminium foil(A roll) - For the Gravy:Button onions(Kunjulli) - 1 cupRed chilly powder - 1 tspSalt(As reqd) -Curry leaves - 2 stalks Votes: 9 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions For cleaning the Pearl fish: 1)Pearl fish comes with a coating of thick scales which has to be sliced off with a sharp knife, keeping the head and tail intact. Rub the fish on rough surface( on a cutting board) 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. For preparing the masala: 1)Grind together black pepper, small onions, red chillies, ginger and garlic into a coarse paste. Add 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. Keep the curry leaves pasted to the fish too. Refrigerate it covered for about half an hour for the masala to absorbed into the fish. Take out and fry in coconut oil on both sides, until it turns dark brown. :- Serve hot on a plantain leaf. For making the gravy: 1)Take out the excess oil from the above frying pan.. Heat up the remaining masala dust and oil. Fry half-cup button onions along with curry leaves. When they turn light brown, pour the gravy over the fish. Share this Recipe BirthdayDinnerEasyLunchPartySidedish 9 comments 0FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Sapna Anu BGeorgeRelated Posts Fish Biriyani | Meen Biryani Kerala Style Biryani With Chicken Or Mutton Indian Butter Chicken Easy Curry Kottayam Style Beef Fry Kerala Style Easy Chicken Curry | Kerala Chicken... Spicy Kerala Fish Curry (Meen Curry)9 comments leen May 6, 2009 - 8:39 am I dont think you have ever eaten Karimeen pollichathu ? Plz go to Manipuzha (a small resturant on the right hand side of the sasthri road Kottayam ) and taste it once. You yourself can make out the difference between ur recipe and the actual recipe.By the way this recipe is a good tasty Karimeen fry . Reply VN June 9, 2008 - 12:00 amPollicha fish is never fried.Aluminium foil can be used instead of plaintain leaves(i have done that)- it is ok though the taste isnt close to the one prepared using plaintain leaves. Reply Rajesh March 21, 2007 - 12:00 amThe reciepe was too bad as the ingrediants specified above was not even sufficicent for marinating one fish.Please do not give wrong receipes. Reply Priya Ashok April 20, 2004 - 12:00 amIt`s really nice recipe. Make it and enjoy the delicious taste of Karemeen. Reply sush March 23, 2007 - 12:00 amvery nice.. i added kashmiri chilli powder so i got more masalla. and when i was fring the fish added fresh cream. its was very delicious.awesome Reply k.v July 21, 2004 - 12:00 amThe Karimeen pollichathu, that I know of is wrapped in banaba leafs and placed in an earthern container and with no water or oil fried over medium heat. This is just another fish fry. Like any other fish fry, it is good. Nothing exceptional. Why in the world do you need aluminium foil for ? Reply priya March 8, 2004 - 12:00 amJust want to know what for the aluminium foil is. is it for wrapping the fish after marinating and microwave? in any case, the dish is tasty Reply Nebula November 29, 2003 - 12:00 amYour fish tasted really, really, really good!!!! The fish were so good that I actually ate FOUR at one meal (this is a lot for me!). I request you to try this recipe, it WILL be WORTHWHILE!!!!!!!! Reply ss December 16, 2007 - 12:00 amexcellent recipe . the best karimeen fry i ever made. can we use the same recipe for other fishes also? Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyRemember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.