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Fish Pollichathu
Fish Pollichathu

Prep Time : 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min


Pomfret (Any firm fish) - 500 gms

for marination

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

for masala

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek - a pinch
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves - 8
Green chilly - 2
Shallots - 1 cup
Tomato sauce/paste - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprigs
Coconut milk - 4 tbsp
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste


  1. Clean the fish and marinate with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt for 1 hour.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan and fry the fish till light brown on both sides and keep it aside. No need to cook the fish at this time.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and add shallots, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute till the onions are brown.
  4. Add all the powders and ginger, garlic paste. Stir well for 1 min .
  5. Add tomato paste/sauce and cook it for 1 min.
  6. Add coconut milk and mix well.
  7. Switch off the flame and add fried fish into the pan. Carefully cover the fish with masala on both sides.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking tray.
  9. Layer the foil with some masala from the pan. Place the fish on top of this masala. Cover the fish with remaining masala.
  10. Place another sheet of foil over the fish and fold the sides well.
  11. Bake this in the oven for 25 to 30 min.
  12. Serve hot with rice.

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