Elayil Pollicha Meen (fish)


Elayil Pollicha Meen (fish)

Fish baked in banana leaves
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 8 large Fish with bones Pearl fish or Pomfret
  • Plantain leaves A few

For making the paste:-


  • Wash, cut and clean the fish using lemon juice and salt. Pat dry.
  • Grind together the ingredients for making the paste without adding water.
  • Marinate the fish with the paste for an hr.
  • Wrap the fish pieces in cut banana leaves.
  • Insert a toothpick at both ends to hold the leaves in place.
  • Baste the leaves with some oil and bake in an oven or steam in a cooker.
  • :- Serve with white rice.
  • :- For a richer flavour, add some fresh coconut milk to the marinade.
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Response (5)
  1. S
    Sasi Kottarakara August 9, 2007

    Hi ,

    I liked it,its very good taste,..Very good fish sambar.

  2. r
    rosh October 17, 2007

    could someone tell me what is paprika powder

  3. S
    Sumayya S Noushad July 22, 2009

    Hi, Rosh!Paprika powder must be piriyan mulak poti.Hope this helps…

  4. n
    neeba riyaz May 31, 2006

    FANTASTIC RECIPE…me and my husband loved it.Without much oil and time an excellent dish is ready…..thank u

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