Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Meen Pollichadu/ Steamed Fish in Banana Leaf

Meen pollichadu is usually made with pomfret or any other fish with flesh. And the masala is usually bright red in color as it is made with chilli powder. But for a change I have used green chilli instead of red chilli here.

  1. Fish, cut into slices - 4
  2. Shallots- 1/2 cup
  3. Green chilli - 4
  4. Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp
  5. Garlic, chopped - 1 tsp
  6. Curry leaves - 4-5
  7. Salt to taste
  8. White Vinegar - 1 tbs
  9. Coconut oil - 1/4 cup
  10. Banana leaves - 4 pieces


  1. Grind all ingredients except oil and fish to paste
  2. Heat oil and add hot oil to the above paste
  3. Take  banana leaf and make it flexible by keeping it on flame for a second
  4. Spoon the masala on the banana leaf as shown in picture
  5. Place fish on the masala and spoon more masala on the fish
  6. Fold the banana leaf as shown in the pic and tie it using thread and keep it for 15-20 minute
  7. Heat a heavy griddle and cook fish on it under medium to high flame, 5-8 minutes on each side

Serve Meen pollichadu with rice!

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