Spicy Pearlspot (Etroplus Suratensis -Karimeen) My Style Masala Fry

drelayaraja By drelayaraja, 9th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A south Indian spicy fish recipe. Try this at home.

My Style Masala Fry

Spicy Pearlspot (Etroplus suratensis -Karimeen)

© 2009 Dr.P.Elayaraja

This spicy recipe is very common in India and must have been invented in the Kerala province. The availability of pearlspot (Etroplus suratensis) in the backwaters in large numbers is the reason behind this. This dish is a high price item on the menu of large hotels.

Ingredients

Here I am trying to explain the method of cooking this fish with a blend of both Kerala and Tamil Nadu styles.

Ingredients:

Name of the Ingredient

Pearlspot or Pomfret Fish : 500 – 600 g
Curry Leaves : 10 nos
Cooking Oil : As required
Chilly Powder : 1 tbs
Grated Coconut : ½ Cup
Black Pepper : ½ tbs
Turmeric Powder : ½ tbs
Coriander Powder : 2 tbs
Green chillies fresh : 2 nos
Ginger Paste : 1 tbs
Garlic Paste : 1 tbs
Vinegar : 2 tbs
Salt :To taste

Method

Clean the fish to remove the scales and make diagonal slits on both sides. The tail fin can be left, as it can be used to hold while eating.

In a pan, fry together the chilly powder, coconut, black pepper, turmeric powder and coriander powder till they are well roasted. Avoid over roasting and do not add oil or water during this process. This is called the masala and it is pale brown in colour. Let the masala to cool down and blend the masala with ginger, green chillies, and garlic with little bit of water and vinegar. Add salt according to taste. It blends well to give a fine paste.

Apply this paste on both the sides of the prepared fish. Wrap the fish coated with masala in a banana leaf. Heat some oil in a pan and place the fish along with the banana leaf. Both sides have to be fried well.

Garnish the fish fry according to your taste. Onion, lemon slices, cucumber and curry leaves can match better. This can form an excellent combo for rice, roti, or even with the bread. It can also be had along with some good onion raitha

© 2009 Dr.P.Elayaraja

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Drelayaraja, Elayaraja, Fish, Fish Fry, Karimeen, Kerala, Masala, Pearlspot, South Indian, Spicy

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author avatar scheng1
10th Jul 2010 (#)

looks nice.

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author avatar Jenny Heart
15th Jul 2010 (#)

Well presented. Remember me from triond?

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author avatar rajaryanme
15th Jul 2010 (#)

Looks very tasty...And images are good too :-)

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author avatar Godwill
21st Jul 2010 (#)

Looks tasty. Hope to try it one day.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Jul 2010 (#)

This looks like a very tasty recipe, Doctor. I am pleased to see you on this site.

Christine

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author avatar fionajean
28th Jul 2010 (#)

HI there, very nicely done - i think i could even get it right.

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author avatar wonder
1st Aug 2010 (#)

Yes I can invite my friend now.

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author avatar djmarion
4th Aug 2010 (#)

would love to taste it, it looks yummy. thanks for the tip.

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author avatar Retired
10th Aug 2010 (#)

wow seems tasty!

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author avatar ppruel
19th Aug 2010 (#)

i would love this recipe and might request my hindi friend to try this one. thanks.

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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2010 (#)

This recipe looks just delicious. You have my mouth watering and it is only 7:00 in the morning here in Alabama USA. Thanks, good article.

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author avatar Being Human
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Very nice

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author avatar LOVERME
14th Oct 2010 (#)

u make my mouth
water all day
the masalaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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author avatar LOVERME
18th Dec 2010 (#)

HI NICE TO SEE U HERE
LH

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author avatar Retired
11th Jan 2011 (#)

This sounds so good.

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author avatar vpaulose
12th May 2011 (#)

Karimeen is always delicious. thank you for this post. I love it.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Nov 2013 (#)

Excellent recipe , I will try it!

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