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.

Fried Fish in Banana Leaf

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.

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
Course Main Dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
Instructions
  1. Make a paste of 2 tsp black pepper powder, lemon juice ,1 tsp turmeric powder ,1 tsp red-chili powder and garlic paste. Marinate fish with rubbing the paste on it for 15 minutes.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  2. In a pan heat 2 tbsp coconut oil and shallow fry marinated whole fishes. Take it out and keep them aside on a plate.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  3. In the same pan heat 2 tbsp coconut oil and add mustard seed. Add curry leaves and let the mustard seed sputter.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  4. Add chopped onion and shallot onions together. Fry for a minute. Add chopped garlic, chopped green chilies and cook on medium flame until onions are translucent.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  5. Add chopped Tomato.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  6. Add coriander powder, chili powder ,turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cook for another minute.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  7. Add tamarind pulp and jaggery to it.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  8. Cook for a minute. Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  9. Take a banana fresh leaf ( triple the size of fish ) and grease the leaf with Coconut oil.. Take half of the prepared masala and coat one fish both side. Wrap this fish with banana leaf. Tie with a thread.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
  10. Heat a pan. Add 1/2 tbsp coconut oil .Place the wrapped fish and cook on low flame for 7 minutes covering the lid. Turn the other side in between. Do the same with other fried fish. Serve hot.
    Fried Fish in Banana Leaf
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