Karimeen Fry - Kerala style

Karimeen Fry vazhayila 1

In summer , we are usually busy on Saturdays and rarely cook together , though we love to. After a very long time we didn't have anything planned for the day,and a gathering & a movie only at night, so decided to cook something exotic and enjoy at home. 
I doubt whether there is anyone who doesn't like karimeen , the legendary kuttanadan celebrity? I am not sure whether its the taste , the looks or the nostalgia that invokes , makes this black beauty a winner all the time.

Karimeen Fry vazhayila nadan
I have spent most of my vacations in my mom's place Muttar , a serene , calm place in Kuttanad and i tell you that was like a paradise for this particular fish - Pearl spot. We had like fish mongers carrying only fresh water fish like Karimeen, varal , pallathi and cherumeen , freshly caught from the same place , and they leave a basket full to our maids even before we are awake.  

I can never ever forget  the boat trips we used to take in summer vacations in R block , vemabanadu lake etc etc with my late grandpa ( appachan) and all mom's sisters in the boat that they used to have once upon a time, with home made Appam and Stew, Kappa and Erachi curry , and umpteen number of deep fried Karimeen and tiny ones and pots n pots of Madura kallu , from our own coconut plantations. Oh Good times!!!! Nothing can replace those experience that I had , and whenever we take house boat cruises , back home now, rather than njoying the trip , we usually relieve the good old times...

Karimeen Fry vazhayila 3

Recipe for Kerala Style nadan Karimeen fry ( Pearl spot fry)
Serves - 2
Total cooking time :- 30 minutes plus for marination and 10 plus minutes for frying
(old picture )

Ingredients:-

Karimeen/Pearl Spot - 2 nos (Available in kerala stores in US by Narmada Brands)
Ginger- Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Curry Leaves
Sliced onion

Directions:-

Mix all the powders and salt and adding a little water make a paste with it.
Apply the paste to the fish and keep it for sometime.
You can either deep fry( 10 minutes) or shallow fry(20-25 minutes) it as per your choice
( Add curry leaves while frying)
Karimeen Fry vazhayila 4

44 comments:

Tina said...

wow perfect nd yummy yummy

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Tina!!!!!

Rani said...

Mouth watering!!!!!!

Kiran said...

ahh.......... mine and ma hubby's favorite but couldnt find karimeen here till now :-(,
nice click, feels yummy..........
back to blogging after a long times,so i missed some of ur dishes.

Lavanya said...

hi..first time here..your blog and recipes are awesome...i will definetely try some of ur recipes soon :)

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very inviting, would love to dig in.

Suja said...

My favorite..spicy and tempting,looks awesome

Justbeanme said...

wish this was touch screen tooo!! Issh so tempting...

anthony stemke said...

I'm not familiar with the fish, but the spice combo looks delish.
Seems like the fish has to cook a long time though.

An Open Book said...

sigh..i can very surely say that i am the pseudo mallu who hates fish and everything to do with it :O
my husband on the other hand is as mallu as it can get, when it comes to food and seafood...he would probably do anything possible :)

Sayantani said...

what a fish recipe this is. i loved kerala fish recipes so much that collected many a recipes from Kerala and my Keralian friends.

Lyndsey said...

This looks very good and love the seasoning. I will have to look for it here. Funny how fish stories bring back such memories. When I was a kid it was catching, bluegills and lake perch and frying it up at the cabin way up north.

divya said...

Oh...great....now I am hungry...That picture is so perfect..

Chitra said...

lovely karimeen fry...looks so inviting...

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Yummy and perfect...
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious fish fry looks fabulous

Hamaree Rasoi said...

karimeen fry looks so tasty and inviting. Awesome preparation dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Plateful said...

Beautiful memories Sarah and such lovely pictures! Karimeen is my absolute favorite and I fry it the same way... yum-yum!

Jaleela said...

wow very tempting, nice click

regularly i am also preparing with kuboos for my son

ente pachakasala said...

adipoli ayittundu ketto

Rinku Naveen said...

Adipoli!!!

Prathima Rao said...

Perfect fry...bang on!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

freerangegirl said...

I'm looking forward to trying this spice mix on UK fish. It looks delicious x

aipi said...

Beautiful post! The fish looks so well done..
US Masala

Zareena said...

Mindblowing pics Sarah. Drooling here. Loved this so much.

Biny Anoop said...

Wow that looks fab....u know thats my hubby's fav.i love it too

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks very tempting!

Asha said...

Awesome kari meen fry. I am staring at it

Nisha said...

Looks perfect , i'm drooling

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

assalayittundu........ aashamsakal.........

Malli said...

What a tempting Karimeen Fry!! I am craving some rice and one of these right now:)

Madhu said...

After a long time I had a chance to catch up with all the blogs. Nice recipe Sarah.

Ramya said...

I'm drooling...perfect pics...

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Yummy Team said...

It looks very tempting Sarah..Njangalkkum ethu draftsil undu..Adipoli clicks!

BeenaShylesh said...

delisious mouth watering

Sarah said...

such a lovely and nostalgic post, Sarah! i too love visiting R block and enjoyed fresh river fish and the jumbo prawns!

Sarah said...

lovely and tempting clicks of the fish fry

AK said...

amazing recipe! will try it immediately!
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khushi said...

this fish is really tasty..I had this in Alleppey houseboat.....simply loved it....will try to make this at home :)....following your space for more lovely recipes
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Anonymous said...

Fish Fry looking delicious and tempting.

Anonymous said...

vayil avallam urunnu, Wwaaaaaa..

Thresia said...

Hai Its Yummy!!! My mom is from Muttar!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh really?? wer in Muttar?

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