Meen Pollichatu @ Houseboat Kumarkam


Meen Pollichatu @ Houseboat Kumarkam

Fish wrapped in banana leaves
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces lightly. Remove the fish and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add all the green masala and stir fry till the onions become pink. Remove and set aside.
  • Add little oil and fry the masala paste(chilly, coriander, pepper and turmeric powder) till the oil separates from the masala.
  • Add tomatoes and keep the flame low. The tomatoes should blend into the masala.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and keep stirring.
  • Add the fried fish and green masala and cook till the gravy turns semi dry.
  • Spread oil on the banana leaves and place 1 fish slice along with masala.
  • Bring the ends up and slide a toothpick to hold it.
  • Repeat the same with the other slices.
  • Heat a tawa and add some oil, place the fish parcels on the pan and allow to cook.
  • The leaves may burn, now turn over the other side and cook.
  • Transfer to a dish and unwrap the parcels.
  • Note- pearl spot fish was not available, so I used white fish instead.
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Response (1)
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    peter November 2, 2012

    Year 2009, I tasted your fish. It was great. Until now i could not make my curry the same. I am going to try now. Thanks for your recipe.

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