Meen Chuttully Recipe

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Meen Chuttully
  • Chef: Chef Girish Kumar, The Brunton Boatyard, Cochin, Kerala
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Mullet fish cooked with slightly burnt shallots. Served with grilled coriander potatoes and masala stuffed okra.

Ingredients of Meen Chuttully

  • 1 mullet fish
  • 6-7 shallots
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1-2 pieces of garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 5-6 okras (bhindi)
  • 3-4 baby potatoes, parboiled and peeled
  • 2 tsp cooking oil

How to Make Meen Chuttully

  • 1.Grind shallots, ginger, garlic, salt, green chillies, curry leaves along with lime juice to a coarse paste.
  • 2.Clean the mullet, remove head and bones, slit open the fish and apply a thick layer of the paste on the upturned insides of the fish.
  • 3.Slit open the okras and stuff some of the paste in them.
  • 4.Heat a thin layer of oil on the grill. Place the fish on the grill with the paste side down (or the skin side up). Place the okras on the grill.
  • 5.Grill the fish for 5 minutes in this position and for 2 minutes with the skin side down.
  • 6.Place the par boiled, peeled baby potatoes on the grill with some corriander leaves. Grill for 3 minutes.
  • 7.Serve hot with the grilled okras and potatoes.