Fish Peera | Meen Peera

Fish Peera | Meen Peera

Fish Peera | Meen Peera

Fish Peera is a delightful fish recipe from God’s Own Country with a spicy and tangy flavor. The traditional styled authentic dish is a favorite in Kerala Cuisine. The lightly flavored Fish Peera goes very well as a side dish with hot steamed rice. This is one of the tastiest and easiest of fish dishes that requires readily available ingredients. Usually small fish with bones are favored for the dish. Meen Peera is unique and special with small fish cooked in a spicy coconut mixture with tangy kukum star in low flame until done. Fish is nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. Small bony fishes are rich in calcium and is advised to pregnant and lactating mothers. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • For preparing the delicious dish, first clean the fish well(preferably small fish).
  • Grind roughly small onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, chilly powder with grated coconut and a 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat the above mixture along with kukum star until it starts boiling.
  • Add the fish and curry leaves into it.
  • Add salt and keep in sim mode until the fish gets cooked.
  • Remove from the flame.
  • Pour oil and close the lid for 5 min.
  • :- Serve the dish hot with rice, Kanji(Rice soup).


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Response (6)
  1. a
    anjana December 21, 2008

    its good …….tasty to eat ……..

  2. S
    Sudeshna July 21, 2006

    This is a yummy fish recipe.

  3. E
    Eleena July 25, 2006

    This recipie is good.But the traditional way of this is Just crush the small onions,green chillies,ginger,garlic,curry leaves,salt and coconut together.Soak the puli in vary little water and tear the puli into small pieces and mix this well with the crushed mix.Add Kzhuva(any small fish) to it and mix it with hands and keep it for 5 minutes. Put this mixure in a “mannu chatti” ,cover it and cook in a low flame.No need to add water. Will get cooked in 5 minutes.Add heated oil into this and serve hot.Add Kanthari mulaku instead of the green chillies and Row mango instead of the puli which will give a nice flavour .

  4. R
    Renu Rajesh September 12, 2006

    It is very nice and easy to prepare. We preapred with mathi. It gives a taste natural kerala dishes. You can make your night as a fish ratri with this curry.
    –Renu Rajesh

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