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Meen Peera Pattichathu(Fish Peera)

A fish peera in the truely Kerala style
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • Fish(Small sardines)
  • 3 Kukum star Kudampuli
  • 6 nos Small onions Kunjulli
  • 1” piece Ginger
  • 4 nos Garlic pods
  • 6 nos Green chillies
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves Plenty
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Cococnut oil
  • Salt As reqd


  • Wash kudampuli properly and soak it in a little water for sometime.
  • Mix the fish with pounded(crushed) small onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and grated coconut.
  • Add kudampuli to the mixture.
  • Add water, just necessary for the fish to be cooked.
  • Pour coconut oil on top and cover the pan.
  • :- Use an earthern pot to get that traditional taste and smell.
  • Put the pot on flame and allow it to cook.
  • After 5 mins, remove from the flame.
  • :- It will take only 5 minutes for the fish to be cooked. :- There shouldn¦t be any water left, by the time the fish is finally cooked and ready. :- The ingredients taste better when they are pounded, don¦t cut them using knife.
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