Meen Perattiyathu (Stir Fried Fish- Kerala Style)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - fish, cut into degree chunks
  • 2 - onion, chopped
  • Handful - shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch - ginger, finely chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves - garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs - curry leaves
  • 1.5 tsp - kashmiri chilli powder (adjust to suit your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp -pepper powder
  • 1 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 1 inch stick - cinnamon
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make Meen Perattiyathu (Stir Fried Fish- Kerala Style)

  • Powder the fennel seeds and cinnamon stick together. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Saute the onions, shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves, till almost brown.
  • Tip in the fish pieces, along with salt, and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low heat, till half done. Do not add water.
  • When the fish is half cooked, add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and pepper powder. Stir well.
  • Cover and cook further, till the fish is done.
  • Add the powdered fennel and cinnamon. Stir.
  • Cook, till the water content is no more.
  • Serve hot with rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections