King Fish Grill/Pollichathu | Banana Leaf Fish Fry

King Fish Grill/Pollichathu | Banana Leaf Fish Fry

King Fish Grill/Pollichathu | Banana Leaf Fish Fry

King Fish Grill/Pollichathu is an awesome dish very popular in top restaurants and hotels. Usually King Fish is used in this recipe to fry or grill. But any big fish like, Pomfret, karemeen can be used to grill or pollikkuka. Banana Leaf Fish Fry is a traditional dish with an unique flavor and aroma. Wilted banana leaves are used for preparing the dish. The distinct smell and flavor of King Fish Grill/Pollichathu will leave you spell bound. Fish is rich and nutritious in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 1 people



  • Method: For preparing the delicious fish fry, first clean the fish pieces and smear them with yogurt to get rid of fishy smell. Mix well all other ingredients and marinate the fish. Keep aside at least for 2 hours. Fry in coconut oil or grill it.
  • For Baking/Grilling: Sauté 1 onion sliced lengthwise, 1 tomato sliced lengthwise and 2 green Chilli. When it turns golden brown, add 1 pinch red Chilli powder and salt. Spread this masala either on plantain leaf or aluminium foil and place the fried fish on it. It may either be grilled or baked in a pan without oil.


Foot Note:- Always use big fish like pearl fish( karemeen) Pomfrt or King fish to grill. Baking them in banana leaf is considered to be best and tastier. Marinating the fish in lime juice or curd after washing and cleaning the fish, will take away the smell as well as soften the fish too.
You can visit this link Fish Fry with Green Masala. You can also visit this link for a tasty Fish Biriyani.
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