ചെമ്പല്ലി മീൻ പൊള്ളിച്ചത് Meen Pollichathu / Fried Fish in Banana Leaf Wrap

Ingredients

 1. Red Snapper Fish - 2

    Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

     Pepper powder -1/2 tsp

     Salt - to taste

     Lemon juice - a teaspoon

 2. Pearl onion-1 cup

     Green Chilli-2

     Garlic -10 cloves

     Ginger - 1 piece

3.  Curry leaves

4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

    Chili powder-1&1/2tsp

     Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp

5.Tomato-1

6. Coconut milk - half a cup

7. Salt - as needed

 Preparation:

1. Wash the fish thoroughly and then make shallow slits  on both sides of the fish. Add turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and lemon juice and leave it for half an hour.

2. Mash onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies in a mixer

3.Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil and fry the fish over medium flame.

4. Put the crushed onion mixture in the same oil and fry well.  When the oil turns clear, add turmeric powder, t chilli powder and fenugreek powder.

5.Add chopped tomatoes and curry leaves and fry well.

5  Add half a cup of thick coconut milk and enough salt and cook until thickens.

 6.Take a banana leaf.  Put half of the masala in it, place the fish on top and cover the fish completely with the remaining masala.


7∙ Now tie the leaves well.Heat 1tbsp coconut oil in an iron pan and place the wrapped fish .Close it with a lid and cook it over low flame for 5-8 minutes on one side.


 8. Serve hot with rice, porota or chapati.

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