Pearl spotted fish fry

Pearl Spotted fish is a very tasty and sought after delicacy in Kerala. This is a recipe to prepare Karimeen fry in Kerala style. Its very tasty and after you try you will not forget the taste.


Karimeen, cleaned and slit – 4 nos
red chillies – 10 gms
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper – 5 to 6
Red onions – 5 (small ones)
Garlic – 5 cloves
Oil – As required
Salt to taste
Curry leaves


Smear the fish with some lime juice and keep for some time. Mix the dried chillies,turmeric powder, pepper, onion, garlic and salt and grind it to a fine paste. Smear this paste on the fish and keep it for an hour. Add some oil in a frying pan and fry the fish on both the sides over a low flame. Once fried, remove the fish from the pan. Before serving, decorate it with curry leaves and lemon.

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