Saturday, December 26, 2009

Meen Pollichathu(Fish in Banana Leaf Wraps)


Ingredients:

1 Whole Fish,cleaned  (i have used Tilapia)

For the Marinade:

Red Chilli powder - 2tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tbsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala

Shallots  - 10 -15
Tomato - 1 ,big
Red chilli powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tbsp
Green chillies - 3
Curry leaves
Coconut oil
Salt

For the Wrap

Banana Leaf
Method:

Clean the fish and make deep slits in it.Marinate with the ingredients under marinade and keep it for atleast 2 hr.Heat oil in a pan .Shallow fry the fish with the marinade by flipping each side till it is done.(Do not overcook the fish)

Heat oil in a pan.Add the chopped shallots.ginger-garlic paste,curry leaves and green chillies.Saute well till the onion become translucent.Add chopped tomato and cook it for sometime.Add spice powders,salt and mix well.

Wilt the fresh banana leaf by keeping it on low flame.So that it becomes easy to fold.Put 1/2 of of the masala in center and place the fish on top.Add the remaining masala on top of the fish.Cover and wrap the fish completely by folding the banana leaf from all the sides.You can use toothpicks to hold leaves.

Heat a pan on low flame.Cook this wrapped fish ,until it is done or you can oven cook it for 20 minutes.


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44 comments:

  1. Superb...looks like restaurant style fish fry!..yummy!

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  2. U kno my hubby wud b the most happiest to eat this..... Will do it for him sometime

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  3. wow!!nalla meen pollichathu...delicious...

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  4. Dear sreelekha
    Great dish ! I like spice specially the chili. My wife and 2 daughters are very fond of extra hot dishes!!
    I make this with bong recipe e.i in mustard paste, totally diff taste.
    I am going to make this soon
    Enjoy the last week of the year

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  5. Fish looks mouthwatering with all the masalas in it...surely must have been good...

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  6. kidilan...I love this..nalla perfect aayittu pollicheduthu Sree...

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  7. Entamachiye ente fav anu..kidilan...

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  8. Nice masala . Looks spicy and yummy :)

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  9. Asolutely Awesome Sree.YOur Fish wrapped in Banana leaf looks perfect.I could eat it right now. I have to try this one of these days. UR presentation is Superb...Also good to know its Tilapia which I easily get at my local grocery store. This is Definitely a must try FISH DISH..(just liked the way these 2 words rhymed)..

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  10. Lovely Fish curry..Wish u merry christmas and a vey haooy new year

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  11. Omg, wat a mouthwatering dish..am hungry now..

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  12. kothippikkalle sree ......wish to have that meemi right now..:-)

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  13. Oh my gosh, looks so amazing...very tempting fish:)

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  14. Yummy.. looks and I know it tastes good.. how I wish I could eat a pearl spot done like this now..thanks Sree for the wonderful recipe.

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  15. eeshoye!!!! enne ee kochu kothipichu kollunne!!!!ayyooo...Adipoli sree!!!

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  16. Yummy fish masala fry.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

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  17. Hi sree,wish you and your family a very happy & a prosperous new year filled with lots of love ,peace & happiness always

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  18. Wish you and your family a wonderful 2010!Have fun:)

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  19. Sree, Wishing you and your family a happy, fun filled and healthy 2010. Also let me thank you for all the love and support extended to me and my blog. That surely is a great motivation to keep blogging.

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  20. wow dear, this is really mouth watering !

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  21. Hi sree,please collect ur award from my blog!

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  22. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    Lovely and interesting recipe. Wonderful presentation.

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  23. Dear Sree, whenever Ur Back You have an award waiting for you.Please collect the Beautiful Blogger Award from my blog.You deserve it.You are a great blogpal

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  24. Wow,Mouthwatering dish dear,loves it

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  25. Wow...this fish looks so tempting and delicious, great pic too.

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  27. This is so tempting... my mom used to make this and was one of my favs... You have a nice space here... following u now...

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  28. Dear Sreelekha
    How are you and where are you?
    Long time no cooking and posting ?
    Best wishes

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  29. That fish looks gorgeous, i'm sure delicious too!

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  32. Firsttime here.. Nice blog.. keep posting!!

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  35. 快樂的微笑是保持生命康健的唯一藥石,它的價值千萬,卻不要花費一文錢..................................................

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  36. 成功是一把梯子,雙手插在口袋裡是爬不上去的。 ..................................................

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  38. looks gud...saw this on BEKY'S COOKERY BOOK.

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