Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu is a ‘star’ dish very popular in top rated hotels and restaurants. Native to Allepey, this Kuttanadan fish preparation is unique and interesting. Cleaned Pearl spot fish or Karimeen is marinated with a blend of rich spicy masala and baked in a banana leaf. A favorite delicacy in Kerala cuisine, Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu always makes you crave for more. Here is the fish recipe you can prepare at home. Sauteed shallot masala mixture is spread on a banana leaf and a partially fried Karimeen is placed on top. One more layer of spicy masala is spread on top of fish and the banana leaf is folded into a packet. Tied with a string, these fish packets are cooked in a kadai in slow heat for 10 minutes. Enjoy the authentic Kerala taste. I love Karimeen fishes though there are lot of spiky bones. The taste and flavor of these type of fishes are just so real and authentic.
Kerala is a land of backwaters and you will find these of fishes in plenty here though they are heavily charged. Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu is an exotic dish served in top rated hotels and restaurants. It is mostly meant for tourists and this the reason why they are so exorbitantly charged. Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu can be easily prepared at home with limited ingredients. The spicy masala flavors sink deep into the flesh and that makes the dish so unique and special. Pearl Spot fishes are rich in healthy fats such as Omega 3 fatty acids which keep the brain and heart healthy. It is also a good source of protein and vitamins. I have enclosed a video here and you can check it for detailed illustration. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu recipe here.
Used regular onions instead of small onions and it still turned out fabulous..Awesome recipe..
Used onion instead of shallots .Still turned out great.Great job..thanx for the awesome recipe.
I made it for the first time and it turned out well.my children and husband loved it.
Very good…..keep it up.
Wow, i made it first time but not with karimeen. It was soo good. My husband loved it. Keep it up.
Turned out really well. The suggestion to fry the fish with salt and pepper adds to the the taste.