Karimeen Pollichathu

Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe

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About Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe:

A very popular Kerala delicacy. Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu is a ‘star’ dish very popular in top rated hotels and restaurants. Native to Allepey, this Kuttanadan fish preparation is unique and interesting. Cleaned Pearl spot fish or Karimeen is marinated with a blend of rich spicy masala and baked in a banana leaf. A favorite delicacy in Kerala cuisine, Kerala Karimeen Pollichathu always makes you crave for more.

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  • 25 mins
  • 15 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe

  • 1 Karimeen big
  • 2 teaspoon Chilly Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 3 teaspoon Curry leaves
  • 1 No.s Lemon
  • 1 Chopped garlic bulb
  • 3 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 5 teaspoon Coconut Milk
  • 3 No.s Onion
  • 50 gram Ginger
  • 3 No.s Tomato
  • 2 No.s Green chilly
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 19g Fat(15.89%)
  • 17g Protein(14.69%)
  • 41g Carbs(34.89%)
  • 39g Fiber(33.44%)
  • Other(1.08%)
Current Totals
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Fat
Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Karimeen Pollichathu Recipe

Cooking Directions


Take out a cleaned karimeen. Now marinate the fish with 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp chilli powder,2 tsp pepper powder, salt, 2 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 full squeezed lemon water.


In a pan, heat some cooking oil and half fry the fish. In another vessel add chopped ginger,chopped garlic, 3 chopped tomatoes, 3 chopped onions and 2 chopped green chillies.Saute well.


Add 2 stems of plucked curry leaves, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp of chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tsp of pepper powder.


Saute well the ingredients. Transfer to this pan half cooked fish. Continue cooking with 1 tsp of coconut oil and 5 tsp of coconut milk. Cook till the gravy is fully absorbed on to the fish.


Transfer the fish to a banana leaf and wrap it around with a string. Grill the fish in a pan. Tasty, spicy Karimeen pollichathu is ready.