Another fish delicacy from Kerala.Fish Roe or Meen Mutta is a hot favourite among Keralites.The roe we usually fry at home is from sardine or other regular fish in season.Such fish roe slightly spiced and well fried is served often as a ‘special’ for children in the family ! Whenever we are blessed with more of the fresh roe,we may convert it into a spicy Olathu or scrumptious thoran .I used herring roe for this spicy olathu and the result was awesome !!
- 500 gm meen mutta/fish roe
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chilly powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 2 pieces of Coccum (according to the sourness)
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 small piece of ginger crushed
- 5 small cloves of garlic sliced
- 2 Green chillies slitted lengthwise
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Wash the fish roe carefully.Shift it to a Manchatty/earthenware pot.Add salt,turmeric powder and coccum (kudampuli) to it.Cook it slowly in law heat in the water roe produces.
- Now heat coconut oil in a skillet and sauté sliced onion along with green chilly for 2 mts.Throw ginger,garlic and chopped tomatoes. sauté well till the raw smell vanishes and everything get mixed well.
- Add chilly powder and garam masala. Sauté well for 2 mts
- Mix in the cooked fish roe .Cook till dry.
- Check seasoning and serve with hot rice /chappathi