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Kerala Fish PIckle

Kerala Fish Pickle

Kerala fish pickle is something you should not miss out. It is a traditional preparation and the tangy flavor of vinegar just blends right with the spicy preparation. Of course you find a lot of ready made pickles in market but these are heavily preserved and so health is at risk. So you can make a real deal by preparing these pickles at home. You can enjoy the dish with your family and kids. Fish pickles go well with rice and for working mothers this is a real blessing. You do not have time to prepare a dish and in such situations these pickles come in handy. Here you can explore a well illustrated fish pickle recipe that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • ½ kg Raw Fish cut into small pieces

For Gravy:-

  • Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • 5 nos Slit green chillies
  • 2 tbsp Chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • ½ cup Vinegar
  • Oil As reqd

For Marination:-

  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • Salt As reqd


  • For preparing Kerala Fish Pickle, first marinate fish with the ingredients mentioned under marination and allow it to rest for half an hour.
  • Deep fry the fish till its crisp.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard and fenugreek.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and slit green chillies.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Keep the flame low while adding the powdered spices.
  • Add fried fish to the gravy and mix well.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and remove it from fire.
  • Though the pickle is ready to use right away, it tastes better after a week. The pickle dish is a favorite and it goes well with rice. Make sure that oil floats on top. There should be enough oil otherwise pickles get damaged easily. Even bachelors can give a try at preparing the pickle. Store the pickles in airtight containers.


You can visit this link for a pickle dish Lemon and Dates Pickle. You can also visit this link Raw Mango Curry .
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