Monday, October 23, 2006

Meen Porichathu - Fish Fry (Kerala style)



Simple basic Fish fry recipe

Ingredients

2 - Fish (Any fresh fish cut into desired size pieces)
4 tsp - red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Oil

Method

Make a thin paste of red chili powder,turmeric powder and salt with little water. Apply to the fish pieces and marinate for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan.....add the fish pieces and fry on both sides till done.


Variation to the marinating paste


To the given above basic ingredients....

1) add 1-tsp pepper powder.This has a peppery flavour.
2) add garlic salt or garlic - ginger paste

3) add garlic,ginger,green chili and curry leave paste

4) add lemon or vinegar

5) roll the pieces on some rawa and fry

6) roll in some rice flour and fry

Unakka Meen fry (Sun dried fish)















These are fish dried in sun with lots of salt as a preservative.
So you have to wash the fish well to take off the excess salt. Clean and wash the fish well 2 times. There is no need to add salt while cooking this type of fish.

Ingredients

Unakka meen (sun dried fish)
2 tsp- red chili powder
1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
Oil

Method

1 ) Make a paste of red chili powder and turmeric powder with little water. Apply on the fish.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces on both sides, till crisp.


Goes well with kanji ( Rice porridge)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My mom makes meen Porichathu exactly the same way. I'm gonna try it today with Salmon fish... thanks Pravs for this recipe.

Rg.