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Karimeen Pollichathu

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Karimeen Pollichathu

Karimeen Pollichathu


:Chef Raju, Hotel Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, Kerala

Recipe Servings


Recipe Cook Time

:25 Minutes

Marinated pearl spot fish wrapped up in a banana leaf and steamed till done. Serve with some steamed rice.


  • 1 pearl spot fish

    2 red chillies

    1/4 Tbsp turmeric powder

    1 Tbsp chopped green chillies

    1/2 Tbsp chopped ginger

    1/2 Tbsp chopped garlic

    3-4 chopped curry leaves

    3-4 chopped shallots

    Salt to taste

    1 Tbsp lime juice

    1 large banana leaf

    1 thin soaked banana tree stem

    1 Tbsp coconut oil


Mix red chillies, turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped curry leaves, chopped shallots, salt and lime juice to a coarse paste.

After cleaning the fish, apply a thick layer of the paste on the inside and on the outside.

Wrap the fish in the banana leaf and tie it with the stem.

Heat oil in pan and place the wrapped fish in it.

Cook each side for 5-6 minutes.

Serve hot with rice.

Key Ingredients: Fish, red chilli, turmeric, green chillies, ginger, lemon juice, banana, garlic, curry leaves, shallots, Salt, lime juice, banana leaf, banana tree stem, coconut oil