Sunday, July 18, 2010




Karimeen-- 3 large(almost 1kg and 300 grams)

Sliced button onions--2 cups

Ginger garlic paste--2 heaped tablespoons

Coriander powder--3 heaped tablespoons

Kashmiri chilli powder--1 tablespoon level

Garam masala--1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Tamarind paste-1 tablespoon or as needed

Coconut oil-1/2 a cup

Thick coconut milk-1/2 a cup


A few sprigs of curry leaves, and a tomato rose to garnish while serving


Clean the fish and make slashes on either side..Keep aside.. Heat coconut oil in a pan and saute the sliced button onions and some curry leaves till slightly brown.. Make a paste of the masala powders with a little water..Add the ginger-garlic paste to the onions followed by the masala paste.. Saute well till the raw smell disappears and the oil starts to separate..Now add the tamarind paste and salt.. Mix well and remove from the pan.. Into the same pan lay a sheet of banana leaf.. Spread half the masala.. Arrange the fish over it.. Spread the remaining masala and make sure that it coats the fish very well..Now pour half a cup of thick coconut milk over the fish.. Sprinkle some more curry leaves...Lay another piece of banana leaf to cover the fish.. Now close the the pan with the lid and cook till done.. Shake the pan lightly half way thru.Serve hot garnished with a few sprigs of curry leaves, split green chillies, and a tomato rose.May use with plain bread, chapathies, parottas or rice.(If desired you may use fried sliced onions and fried curry leaves to garnish.)


  1. Love the cherry cookies recipe from ur previous post ...
    Looking forward to seeing more such easy to make recipes !!

    - Smita
    @Little Food Junction