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MEEN POLLICHATHU IN BANANA LEAF

Serves :
8

Preparation Time :
50 minutes

Cooking Time :
45 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed vessel.
  • Saute the garlic and then the ginger.
  • Toss in the finely chopped shallots and saute till they turn light brown.
  • Remove from fire and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil. Add chilli and turmeric powder mixed with a little water to form a ball and saute for some time.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till done.
  • Add vinegar and salt and mix well.
  • Remove from fire and keep aside.
  • To make the Packets Heat the banana leaves gently over fire to make it pliable.
  • Smear the inside of the leaves with a drop of oil. Put some sauteed mixture in the centre of the leaf.
  • Place a piece of fish and put some mixture to cover the fish pieces.
  • Fold over and make a parcel, and tie with banana strings or secure it with a toothpick.
  • Heat a thick-bottomed pan.
  • Pour oil and heat. Arrange the packets and cover the uruli with a lid.
  • Put live coal on top and fire below. Turn the fish over when one side of the banana leaf turns pale brown in colour.
  • Cook till the other side also turns pale brown. Remove from fire and serve hot.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kg Fish, cut into pieces
  • 50 grams Ginger, finely chopped
  • 50 grams Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 kg Shallots
  • 500 grams Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon Sesame Oil 

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