Meen Pollichathu

Meen Pollichathu

Meen Pollichathu

Meen Pollichathu is a spicy top rated fish delicacy available in top restaurants. The dish can be easily prepared at home. Fish pieces are cooked in a distinct spicy masala. Cooked fish and masala is spread out neatly on a wilted banana leaf and folded together as a packet and tied securely. The aroma and flavor of the dish is irresistible. Fish is nutritious and is essential for human body. You can explore a well detailed Meen Pollichathu dish here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For the seasoning:


  • For preparing the exotic fish delicacy, Clean the fish and make gashes on both sides.
  • Grind together pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Smear the fish with the ground masala and keep aside for some time.
  • Grind together coriander, chilly, turmeric and pepper powder to a fine paste.
  • Saute onions, green chillies, garlic and curry leaves in oil and remove.
  • Fry the fish lightly in the same oil and keep them aside.
  • Add some more oil and fry mustard and saute the ground masala.
  • Add fish, tamarind, the sauteed masala and the coconut milk.
  • Cover the pan and allow it to cook.
  • When the curry boils, add the sauteed green masala.
  • Keep the pan open, lower the flame and continue cooking.
  • When the fishes are coated with the gravy and the curry is almost dry, remove from fire.
  • Wrap each fish in a piece of wilted plantain leaf or tin foil and tie it securely.
  • :- Serve the dish hot. The delicious dish goes well with rice,This is one of the tastiest of fish delicacies. Enjoy the dish.


You can visit this link for a healthy dish Fish Fry with Green Masala. You can also visit this link Bengali Fish Curry
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Response (3)
  1. a
    ansu June 16, 2012

    Thank you so much for the lovely recipe…

  2. f
    farhana August 12, 2010

    I tried out this recipe and it turned out very well. The recipe is well explained in simple words. Thnx a lot.

  3. b
    biju anil May 8, 2009

    I did it today and it turned out really well, thanks for the recipe

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