Thursday, July 4, 2013

Karimeen Masala in Coconut Milk

Karimeen / Pearl spot dishes are one of the authentic dishes from God's own Country especially from Kuttanadu..The most popular among them is Karimeen Pollichath..Here in my space, there is a recipe of
 Fish pollichath..But that time I did not get Karimeen and I compromised with another one..
Yesterday we got some fresh karimeen from our nearby Indian market at the very first time  and I prepared a spicy Karimeen Masala ....

Here's the recipe!!!!!!!

Ingredients :

  1. Karimeen : 2 (cleaned well and make gashes on both sides)
  2. Black pepper powder : 2 tsp
  3. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt
  5. Red Chiily and Coriander powder roasted in the ratio 2:1 tsp. - 3tsp
  6. Fennel powder : 1 tsp
  7. Thick Coconut Milk : 1/2 cup
  8. Onion sliced: 2 small
  9. Pearl Onions : 1 Cupsmall piece
  10. Ginger  Garlic paste : 2 tsp
  11. Green chillies : 2 (slitted)
  12. Kudam puli : a small piece
  13. Curry Leaves : 2 springs 
  14. Coconut Oil

Method :
  • Marinate the cleaned fish with black pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt and keep aside for half n hour to one hour.
  • Shallow fry them in coconut oil for about  4-5 minutes(just for browning)
  • Drain them and keep aside.
  • Saute onions, pearl onions, green chillies and curry leaves in the same oil.
  • After sauteing well, add ginger  garlic paste anda saute again.
  • Now add all the powders, kudampuli  and little salt for the masala.
  • When the raw smell goes add the shallow fried fish in the masala and keep it in medium flame.
  • When the masala combines well with the fish add the coconut milk and close the lid.
  • Keep it in low flame till the masala ,and coconut milk combines and absorbs well with the fish.



  1. Ahh.. Am drooling.. Perfectly made.. Just get me some steamed rice & moru kachiyathu now & I am a happy person :)

  2. Allah...karimeen kandal njan malarnadichu veezhum...that much I lov it...evide fresh kittan valya prayasa... kothiyavunnu shai...