Instant Fish Pickle


Instant Fish Pickle

A very easy to make tasty fish pickle
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 10 people


  • 3 fillets Fish fillets diced into cubes
  • 4 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water boiled n cooled
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • For Gravy:
  • 4 tsp Garlic paste
  • 4 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder Uluva
  • Asafoetida A pinch, Kayam
  • Salt As reqd


  • Marinate the fillets with 1/4 tsp of chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.
  • Shallow fry them in oil.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the gravy to form a thick paste using 2 tsp of vinegar instead of using water.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add the gravy mix into the pan.
  • Saute for 4 - 5 mins, until oil separates out.
  • Add water.
  • Add the fried pieces into the gravy and allow it to cool.
  • After it is cooled, transfer it to a tight jar and add vinegar to it.
  • :- This pickle is instant to use.
  • :- It can be stored for 2 to 3 months. :- Any fleshy fish can be used, generally tilopia and salmon fillets are used. You can use even prawns.
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Response (4)
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    xc July 25, 2006


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    Nivedita May 10, 2006

    A different recipe with a different tacte. deliceous…

  4. s
    sona govind November 7, 2006

    Easy to make and yum to eat…thanks Dhanya.Keep posting.

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