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Karimeen Thilappichathu !! (Pearlspot in a spicy,yet healthy sauce)

This is a typical village style preparation from Kerala.Being a no-oil,non-fat dish,I feel this method is still very relevant and heart friendly to cherish.Eventhough I used pearlspot here,sardine is even a better choice if you can have !
3 medium size pearlspots cleaned and washed
Half cup crushed shallots
2 tomatoes chopped 
1 piece ginger crushed
5-6 garlic crushed
2 green chillies crushed
2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 sprig curry leaves
salt as needed
Half cup water
  • Make a marinade with all the ingredients other than pearlspot and water.
  • Apply this marinade over the fish at least for one hour.
  • Now shift it to a pot/earthern pot and pour the water.Bring to a boil in medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat and cook till the gravy thickens and fish get cooked well.
  • Serve with rice/roti/chappathi


2 comments on “Karimeen Thilappichathu !! (Pearlspot in a spicy,yet healthy sauce)

  1. Suja Sugathan
    March 25, 2011

    Love this recipe so much,makes me drool..delicious and healthy. My mother-in -law makes this and she adds a little of vinegar at the end.
    She calls it chorukka-kallu chorukka..all your recipes makes me crave for home food:)


  2. savitha ramesh
    March 25, 2011

    Delicious fih curry.cooking in earthen pot makes it very tasty.


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This entry was posted on March 25, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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