Meen Pollichathu - Kuttanadan style with Tilapia

Recipe for Nadan Meen pollichathu - A true Kuttanadan Delicacy
Ingredients:-
To marinate fish:- Bowl 1
Fish -fillet or steak cut - 2  (tilapia,Pearl spot,King fish,Salmon)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp( as per your heat level)
Salt to taste

For the masala 
Oil - 2 tablespoon 
Shallots finely chopped - 1cup 
Ginger chopped - a small piece
Garlic chopped -5 cloves
Green chillies chopped - 2-3nos
Chili powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander - 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Lemon juice - of 1/2 lemon or 1 small tomato ( optional)
Coconut milk(thick) - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Aluminium foil/banana leaf


Method
Clean the fish and pat dry. If using fish like karimeen make some gashes on it . Marinate the fish with all the ingredients in Bowl 1. keep aside for 30 minutes. Fry it lightly ( not crisp fried) little oil and drain on paper towels.
Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and saute' chopped onions ,ginger ,garlic and green chillies..When they are soft , add all the powders ,salt and curry leaves,mix it well. (Add lemon juice or if you are using tomato, add it now and sautee well.)Add thick coconut milk and let it stand on fire for 2 minutes, until it is thick .Masala is ready

Take an aluminium foil.Place the fish on the center and apply the gravy well on both sides of the fish
Fold the foil and make sure the edges are secure so that the gravy wont fall out.Steam it in a steamer or Appachembu for 10-15 minutesOr you can bake it for 20 minutes @ 400 degree
Or Take a heavy pan put this foiled fish and place another heavy pan or pot on top of it, and grill it for 10-15 minutes , but grill both sides.


Happy Cooking

22 comments:

Aysha said...

Its so tempting Sarah...n its looking so nice...looks like a big slice of pizza...wish i could have it rite nw...u r indeed a great cook dear...

Rekha shoban said...

hi sarah, delicious fish curry...really mouthwatering!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Aysha and Rekha for your encouraging words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preety said...

my husband is going to love this one

Ann said...

I am addicted to meen pollichathu as well.I have one in my blog too..looks divine.Yours defnitely got some changes and would love to see that..Thanks

ganga said...

looking so nice dear..........

lissie said...

wow, delectable meem pollichathu! it looks yummy!

sangi said...

Meen pollichathu is my all tme fav...
Looks soooo perfect&spicy dear...!

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Kalaivani said...

Yummy and spicy dish.

ARUNA said...

hey Sarah, that's a mouth-watering curry!!! Looks spicy too!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Preet!!!
Thank you Ann..I just checked yours , and yeah,,its different..this is my moms recipe...

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks ganga and lissie
Thanks sangi dear!!! My all time fav too!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks kalivani and aruna!!!

Jincy said...

Wow! looks very delicious!

Nisha said...

Sarah, your dishes are just mouth watering, after going through all your posts i just do slurp! slurp! and slurp! :) it is so yummy that i want it right away in my tummy... Simply superb and good job!!!

Thomas said...

Sarah, this is one of the best we have ever tried. It was delectable and we both enjoyed it thoroughly.Thanks a million for a wonderful recipe.

Thomas & Ealu

Sarah Naveen said...

Thomas :-).,
Hope u had a great Easter..So happy to knoe u tried this and mutton curry and liked it :-)...See ya around here!

Jyothi said...

This is quite similar to what I make too. I don't add the coconut milk. Lovely website you have here. :)

Neets said...

This photo looks amazing Sarah..which is y I was tempted to try it to be honest..I've posted this on my blog..did not come out completely fried but tasted great nevertheless! Do chk it out!

Neets

Anonymous said...

where is the vazhayila?

Lashmi Bai said...

I'm literally mouth watering...Happy to stop by your blog..I'm feel myself lucky... First time here..:)
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