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Pearl Spot - Karimeen Fry Kerala Style

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Pearl Spot - Karimeen Fry Kerala Style Recipe, Fishes & sea-foods sukhi sabji, How To Make Pearl Spot - Karimeen Fry Kerala Style Recipe

Pearl Spot -- Karimeen fry is a sought after delicacy in Kerala. The pearl spot fish is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, red chillies, other ingredients and deep fried until crisp and golden brown. This recipe is an exotic dish of Karimeen fry cooked in Kerala style.

Pearl Spot – Karimeen fry is a sought after delicacy in Kerala. The pearl spot fish is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, red chillies, other ingredients and deep fried until crisp and golden brown. This recipe is an e... Read More..

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How to make Pearl spot - karimeen fry kerala style

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Prep time
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Cook time
30 mins
Total time
30 mins
Pearl spot - karimeen fry kerala style
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Fishes & sea-foods
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : June 23, 2018


Ingredients used in Pearl spot - karimeen fry kerala style
• Lime juice - 1/2 numbers.
• Coriander pwd - 1 tablespoons.
• Maida - 1 tablespoons.
• Cornflour - 1 tablespoons.
• Garamasala pwd kerala - 1 pinch.
• Gingergarlic paste - 1 teaspoons.
• Turmeric - 1 pinch.
• Salt - as per taste to taste.
• Red chilli powder - 1 tablespoons.
• Oil - to fry.
• Karimeen fish - 2 numbers.
• Curry leaves - 1 springs.
• Coriander leaves - 1 springs.
Method:
  1. Take fish clean and slit both the side of the fish and also stomach Now take a bowl add red chilli pwd,salt,turmuric,gingergarlic paste, coriander pwd, lime juice mix well and divide into two parts In one part for pan fry add coriander leaves, curry leaves finely chopped, and maida mix well and apply to the fish on the both sides, into the cuts, stomach and keep a side for 15-30 min and then pan fry by adding oil till golden in colour .
  2. Now in another part add cornflour mix well the apply to the fish on both the sides and rest for 15-30min and deep fry the fish till golden in colour.





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Pearl Spot – Karimeen fry is a sought after delicacy in Kerala. The pearl spot fish is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, red chillies, other ingredients and deep fried until crisp and golden brown. This recipe is an exotic dish of Karimeen fry cooked in Kerala style. The Karimeen fry is a spicy fried fish coated with zesty masala. Karimeen is one of the most important fish species in Kerala state and is also the state fish of Kerala. Karimeen which is also known as Pearl Spot fish or Green chromide is a freshwater fish found in southern India, especially in back waters of Kerala. It’s a species of Cichild family and Etroplus genus.

 

This fish is locally known as Karimeen in Malayalam. Karimeen was officially announced as the state fish of Kerala in the year 2010. It is the most influential fish in the lifestyle of Kerala. Karimeen has the power to tingle our taste buds and you would surely crave for more. A boat ride in the backwaters while relishing the Karimeen fry or Karimeen pollichadhu is an integral part of an average tourist’s Kerala experience. It is too hot a delicacy and one of the most expensive fish in Kerala. Karimeen is cooked in various ways with varying flavours to attract the tourist and promote their culinary arts.

 

Karimeen fry is a delicacy in most of the houseboats and is prized high for its flavours, taste and nutritive values. These varieties of fishes have the special ability to live equally in both pure and saline waters. They are mainly found in rivers, ponds, farm fields, canals and estuaries. Karnataka and Orissa are the other major states where karimeen is found in India. The Kuttanad region in Alappuzha district is considered the home of this fish species. Karimeen have an elliptical black body with shiny white diamond like spots all over the body. It is this physical appearance which gave fish the name 'pearl spot' or 'Karimeen'.

 

Even though the word 'kari' point to a dark black colour the fish has a mixed combination of green and black on its body. Dark black strips (usually 8 in number) are found from head to tail. A fully grown Karimeen have about 40 cm length and about one and half kilograms of weight. Karimeen fry is one of the authentic dishes of Kerala.  It more or else looks like a grilled fish in spicy and tangy gravy. This dish is a very popular dish among the tourists in Kerala especially in Alleppey regions. Karimeen is also cooked wrapped in banana leaf with spices and grilled.This is popularly known as Karimeen pollichathu.

 

Pollichathu means burnt fish. Karimeen is cooked in various styles like fried, cooked in spicy and tangy gravy or slowly grilled in charcoal with spices. Pearl spot is extremely a tasty fish hence very pricy as well and sometimes beyond the reach of ordinary people. The signature dish of Kerala could well be the  delicacy, ‘Karimeen Pollichathu”, fish  sauteed with masala and cooked over low fire in coconut milk, wrapped in plantain leaves. This seems to be the most famous dish among the tourists who visits Kerala especially if you go to regions like Alleppey.

 

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This fish delicacy is among the fabulous food served in houseboats as you take a ride enjoying the beauty of Kerala backwaters. Different regions have different versions. The popular dishes made using Karmeen are "Karimeen fry", "Karimeen Pollichathu" and " Karimeen Mappas" and the toddy shops and house boats are famous for serving these dishes.

 

To prepare this exotic, delicious and divine dish of Kerala, firstly wash fish and slit on both side and stomach (as shown in the video). Now take a bowl and add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, lime juice and mix well.

 

Divide into two parts. In one part for pan frying, add coriander leaves, curry leaves finely chopped and maida to the spice mix and mix well. Apply this paste to the fish on both sides, into the cuts, stomach and keep aside for 15-30 minutes and then pan fry by adding oil till golden in colour.

 

For other part – for deep frying, add cornflour to the spice mix, mix well and apply to the fish well coated on both side and rest for 15-30 mins and deep fry the fish till golden in colour.

 

Any variation of Fish fry is an essential item on the menu anywhere in Kerala. It’s simply that the fish varies, the marinade varies but a noon meal is not a meal without a fish fry.

 

A simple meal of Keralite for those who love fish can consist of rice, pulisseri, a couple of fried fish pieces and some pappadams to compliment. This is a simple comfort food. How can we ever forget the dishes exceptional and delicious of this land of Kerala, especially well known for coconuts, fish moilee, puttu, idiyappam, egg roast and kadala curry.

 

Karimeen is a highly nutritive food along with a good amount of meat Karimeen also includes fat, phosphorus, calcium, ash, iron and water.

The fish is acknowledged for high nutritional value, rich aroma, longer shelf life, delicious taste and cost-effectiveness. You must try this dish.

 

Yeah! It will surely give you the feeling of staying at the backwaters along side with coconut trees and the nice smell of the water all around you. Go ahead and try this recipe. You’ll surely enjoy the flavours and taste.

 

Check out the video on making of this dish or click the link:

Enjoy Cooking!



 

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Jason D Posted on Sat Jun 01 2013

DING DONG? LOL...This is truly a kerala delicacy... I have had it when i visited kerala and it is fricking insanely awessssommmmeeeeeee...... I tried your recipe chef but sadly it did not turn out to what i have experienced. I remember it being cooke

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Mario D'souza Posted on Mon Jul 08 2013

Sanjay, that was an excellent recipe. I have my doubts about the way to descale the fish based on instructions from another site. About viewers complaints that this recipe was not as tasty as expected, seems strange as they did not find it as spicy e

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@lex Posted on Wed Jul 17 2013

why is he making those tribal sounds? very annoying

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Sabeena Maharjan Posted on Thu Aug 01 2013

chef u always cook food with lots of oil...which i cannot do for health..pls give recipe with less oil....

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ravi prasad Posted on Mon Aug 05 2013

hello chef. how r u. i saw ur somany recipices. but i didnt see the show of fish egg recipe and gongura prawn. if u like pls make on show on that. thankq.

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3GHackSForFree Posted on Fri Aug 09 2013

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Suresh Patil Posted on Sat Aug 10 2013

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Jayanth Kumar Posted on Wed Aug 14 2013

3:59 - Chef goes Ape Sh*t. Not bad, guess you have to be slightly quirky to enjoy life.

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Sanjeev Panandikar Posted on Mon Aug 26 2013

Great! I loved the recipe.

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sunandks Posted on Sun Sep 01 2013

@Jason :- dude what u had is pearl spot pollichathu. You can search it in you tube as Karimeen pollichathu. what shef has showed here is Karimeen fry. Both are awesome btw.......:)

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???? ???? Posted on Tue Sep 10 2013

i like it

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Noah Thomas Posted on Sun Sep 15 2013

You are a funny guy!

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