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Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu

Fried Fish in Banana leaf sounds so flavorful. Karimeen Polichathu, a dish that every Malayali love.An authentic preparation from Kerala. With the goodness of Virgin Cold processed Coconut Oil from The Happy Grove, the Fish tastes lip-smacking good.

Banana leaf has the charm to bring an authentic taste to any kind of dish. A parcel made from banana leaves seals in moisture and flavour. The flavours of Fried Fish gets enriched flavour after being cooked in banana leaf. You will be smoothly transported into a different zone when you open the parcel. That ecstatic feel.

 

Benefits of Cooking Fried Fish in Banana Leaf

Eating on a Banana Leaf is a tradition dates back centuries.

Banana leaves are packed with plant-based compounds called polyphenols, which are the natural antioxidants. During the Cooking process, the heat stimulates the polyphenols which get absorbed in the food.

I too make Enduri Pithas , a traditional dish from Odisha with Banana leaf. When you serve Food wrapped in Banana Leaf, that elicits nostalgia. The food speaks so much when it’s served with such an attractive makeover.

Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu

 

What’s Karimeen pollichathu 

This is a very popular Fish preparation from God’s own country, Kerala. The state which offers the Nature in it’s best appealing way. I had this dish during my stay in Fort Kochi. The explosion of flavours that brings to your palate is totally mind-blowing.

Karimeen means the pearl spot fish. Karimeen is a highly nutritive food. It contains low fat, high protein, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and riboflavin as well as minerals like calcium and phosphorus.

You may love to Read my Fort Kochi Travel experience. Click Here

The Virgin Coconut Oil from The Happy Grove brings you natural goodness in a jar, made from the finest coconuts grown in the Kuttiyadi region of Kerala. Embrace the natural path to great health by making it your everyday cooking oil.

Coconut Oil not only adds flavours to your food, but it also comes with a lot of health benefits. It detoxifies the liver and protects against
infections. And the good fat in this helps balance cholesterol levels.

Lets’ cook Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu step by step..

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Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu
Fried Fish in Banana leaf sounds so flavorful. Karimeen Polichathu, a dish that every Malayali love. With the goodness of Virgin Cold processed Coconut Oil from The Happy Grove, the Fried Fish tastes lip-smacking good.
Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu
Cuisine kerala, south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine kerala, south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Fried Fish in Banana Leaf / Karimeen pollichathu
Instructions
  1. Make a paste of 1 tbsp Coriander powder, 1 tsp Red Chili powder,1 tbsp Pepper powder, Turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice, and ginger-garlic paste.
  2. take the whole fish and make shallow slits on both sides (2-3). Now apply this paste on both sides all over. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil and fry the fish both sides at medium flame.
  4. In another pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds. let it sputter. Add grated ginger, chopped garlic to it. Add onion, shallots and saute till it becomes translucent.
  5. Then add tomato, green chili, and curry leaves. Cook at medium flame until it is mushy. Add all the remaining spices powders and stir.
  6. Add salt, tamarind, jaggery and cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Divide the masala into two portion
  7. Take one fish and one portion of the masala. Take one soft banana leaf. Spread half of the masala on the leaf. Put the fish on top of it. Spread remaining masala on it. So, both side of the fish is now coated with masala sauce.
  8. wrap the fish with that banana leaf and tie it well with a string.
  9. Heat some oil in a pan, and place the wrapped fish in the pan. Close it with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes at the low flame on both sides. Serve hot with rice.

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