Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fish Pepper Roast

Days are too short and the summer vacation as well. It flew at a tremendous speed. Today is the last day of my summer vacation and the mechanical routine starts from tomorrow...yeah...the days of irritating alarms, quick breakfasts, packed lunches, sleepy eyes and so on...
Appu's holiday home works are almost over. But there are few exhibitions, competitions are there to make him prepare.  For the malayalam recitation competition, I made him learn and recite the poem 'Moham' by the renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist Sri.O.N.V Kurup. It is one of my all time favourite Malayalam poems...

"ഒരു വട്ടം കൂടിയെന്‍ ഓര്‍മ്മകള്‍ മേയുന്ന
തിരുമുറ്റത്തെത്തുവാന്‍ മോഹം
തിരുമുറ്റത്തൊരു കോണില്‍ നില്‍ക്കുന്നൊരാനെല്ലി
മരമൊന്നുലുത്തുവാന്‍ മോഹം" 

Okay...Let's go to today's recipe. Fish Pepper Roast is an authentic Kerala fish preparation using crushed whole pepper corns,which can be served with rice or any kind of rotis..

Ingredients :

  1. King Fish (any fleshy fishes of your choice) : 500 gm (cut into medium size pieces)
  2. Chilly Powder : 2 tsp
  3. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel Powder : 1 tsp
  5. Onion(sliced) : 2
  6. Green Chilly : 2 (slitted lengthwise )
  7. Ginger garlic paste : 2 tsp
  8. Tomato : 2 (chopped )
  9. Curry Leaves : 2 springs
  10. Crushed Black pepper  : 3 tsp
  11. Fennel Powder : 1 tsp
  12. Coriander Powder : 1 tsp
  13. Thick coconut milk : 1/2 cup
  14. Salt
  15. Coconut Oil

Method :

For frying the fish

  • Marinate the fish pieces with red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt .
  • Shallow fry the fish pieces lightly(just for browning) 
  • Drain them from oil and keep aside

For making the masala.

  • Add onions ,green chillies and curry leaves in the same oil that we used for frying the fish.
  • Saute well until the onions get transluscent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well for 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add the powders except crushed black pepper and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • After sauteing add the chopped tomatoes and saute until they get soft and pulpy
  • Now add the crushed black pepper powder and combine well with the masala
  • Put the fish pieces carefully in the gravy and mix with it ,without breaking up the pieces.
  • Pour the thick coconut milk and reduce the flame to the lowest.
  • Close the lid and cook till the coconut milk combines well with the masala and the fish pieces.
  • Switch off the flame..



  1. Non Veg maathrame endakkoo?? Asooya, hehe.. Awesome looking roast dear :)

    1. Thank you dear...ingottonnum vararilla alle? after ramzan i've posted many veg recipes...

  2. Aa plate angu vaari edukkan thonunu... yum... eyal schoolilano joli cheyyune?? Good luck bsck 2 routine...

    1. yes...but not teacher.....IT Section in Admn dept..(Indian Embassy School)

  3. OOOOOOOO... roast kandittu kothiyavunnu. Shahina gulab jamun undaaki kalanja karyam onnum Chitz arinjilla ennu thonnunu :)))

  4. Definitely this tastes awesome..mouthwatering

  5. Perfect fish roast,super super tempting.