Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Karimeen Fry



Today I am sharing the recipe of Karimeen fry / Kerala style pearl spot fry / Karimeen varuthathu. Pearl spot is a fresh water fish found manly in the backwaters of Kerala, especially around my home town, Alappuzha. Its very  famous among Keralites and even though this fish is quite expensive we mostly buy Karimeen at least twice a month and my mom always prepares Karimeen fry whenever we have guests at home. This is my all time favorite fish and my parents know that very well, may be that's why after my marriage, whenever I visit my parents, my father always make sure to buy Karimeen for me. :)....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.

Ingredients

Karimeen ~ 2 Nos ( Large sized )
Chilly powder ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Black pepper powder ~ 2 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste ~ 2 tbsp
Lemon juice ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Coconut oil
Curry leaves ~ 5-6 stems
Salt

Method

  • First clean the Karimeen and then using a knife make 3-4 gashes on each side of the fish. Then mix red chili powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and salt to a thick paste. ( Note: You can add 1-2 tbsp of water, if needed. )
  • Then marinate the fish with this paste but do make sure to apply this paste on both sides of the fish, inside the stomach of the fish and even inside the gashes and then refrigerate it for about 1 to 3 hours . 
  • Then heat enough oil in a pan and then layer curry leaves in the oil and then place the marinated Karimeen on top of it and shallow fry in a medium-low flame for about 15 minutes and then turn it around and fry the other side for about  another 10 to15 minutes. When both sides of the fish becomes golden brown in color transfer it to a paper towel.



Cheers!!

37 comments:

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

tempting and wonderful fry !!! love to have with sambar rice !!

Chitra said...

Jisha ,
Wow ,i'll kill myself to get a bite of that fish.it's so mouth watering

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Ithu kollam...I can eat it just like that...

julie said...

Jisha,that brings back our memories from kerala..looks very appealing!

divya said...

looks super delicious and yummy,simply irresistible..tempting clicks...

An Open Book said...

now why would anyone say no to that???? i don find them here so i just have 2 drool at ur pics

Harika's Kitchen said...

Wow looks gorgeous dear. Feeling like to have it now itself.

Smitha said...

that looks truly yum and beautifully done too!
good one!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Swathi said...

Karimeen fry adipoli. evide engine kitti ithiniae.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderfully delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fish fry looks extremely delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent color dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reva said...

Wow.... that looks so delicious. The presentation is world-class... U rock,girl:) superb.
Reva

Pushpa said...

Gorgeous,excellent preparation.

Sunanda said...

Wo! Such an droolworthy and inviting fish fries..

Nandini said...

Wow! Drooling here. Fry makes me hungry. Looks crispy and perfectly fried. Tempting pics:)

enteruchilokam said...

oh jisha ithu kandittu kothi akunnu next month nattil pokumbol ellam onnu try cheyyanam ennu vicharikkunnu. crab peera pattihathu first time anu. next time e recipe undakkam ketto. nice idea

Priya said...

Omg, simply irresistible,mouthwatering here..

Nitha said...

The pics are really tempting dear... slurrrrppp..

Suja said...

Wow tempting fry dear,kothiyayittu vayya..

Rumana Rawat said...

Fish looks very tempting and lovely pic too:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...love it...looks extremely yum....

Deepti said...

oh what a click Jisha...Drooling over here

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Sobha Shyam said...

Wow..very tempting...wonderful clicks!!

Rachu said...

ayoooo.... drooling here.. theres nothing like karimeen fry for lunch..
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Varunavi said...

Wow what a fish fry,feel like taking a pc from the pic :)

SpicyWorld said...

wow super post,,,,tempting fry dear,,

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Drooling here.. Spicy one... I could just finish that plate.. :)

Saranya said...

Looks delicious and tempting...........:)

Saras said...

Looks spicy & perfect with rice..

Urmila said...

superrrrr............Hey jisha, there some awards for you on my blog...please collect

mar said...

your blog in very nice. I stay here to follow you :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Yummy picture....I wanna grab the fish from my computer:)

Loveandcalories said...

LOVING IT!! Do u get karimeen in US of A?

Loveandcalories said...

LOVING IT!! Do u get karimeen in US of A?

Indu said...

Oooh, it looks so tempting!

Rameshmalampuzha said...

kitilan ayittunde....thank you for sharing...:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jisha,

Would appreciate if you can share the recipe of 'Kumbalangy Karimeen Pollichathu' where the fish is cooked without removing its scales. Heard it tastes awesome.

Regards,

Susan

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