Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kerala Fish Fry

Karimeen (Pearl Spot ) fry is one of our favourite kerala delicacy.We just love it.....and have been craving for that....Here in US when it comes to fish we are left with very few options. In order to satisfy our palates I thought of giving it a try with fresh whole Tilapia...And finally the result was amazing......


  • Fish (Pearl spot,Pomfret,Tilapia) - 1
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil


  • Clean the fish (Soak fish in water with some tamarind pulp and keep for some time. Rub with salt and wash off with water)
  • Give some slits to the fish on both sides. Keep the cleaned fish aside to drain off water.
  • With some water make a thick paste of chilli powder, salt, turmeric,ginger garlic paste, pepper powder.
  • Marinate the fish on both the sides with the paste. Leave it for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Deep/Shallow fry the fish in oil.Fry both the sides. A sprig of curry leaves in the oil while frying gives a good flavour.
  • For added flavour squeeze some lemon juice on to the fried fish. Serve hot with rice.....


  1. Hmmm...yum yum...Love fish; gr8 presentation... Feel like eating it rightaway..go to try

  2. adipoli...njan ithe naale thanne undakkmu..thankx nitha...

  3. I love this dish!!! Nichechy, I miss our mummy's karimeen varuthathu :-(

  4. Nitha mole nanum onnu try cheyyatte, thank you thank you..

  5. good presentation..I follow the same recipe too :-)

  6. Eda Ninakarille This is my fav.. Now you are making me feel home sick.