How to prepare Kerala Karimeen Fry (Pearl Spotted Fish Fry)? Here is a recipe with ingredients and directions to prepare Kerala Karimeen Fry (Pearl Spotted Fish Fry). Sajan Ipe, who submitted this recipe, categorises the difficulty level of this recipe as hard to prepare.

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    Recipe Submitted By : Sajan Ipe
    Submitted on : 08/04/08
    Serves : 4
    Difficulty : Hard
    Preparation Time : 10 Minutes

    Kerimeen or the Pearl Spotted fish is a very tasty and sought after delicacy in Kerala. This is a recipe to prepare Karimeen fry in Kerala style


    Karimeen, cleaned and slit – 4 nos
    Dry 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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    geetha k m

    i like this recipe


    By geetha k m on May 29, 2014 2:06 PM IST
    Mathews MC

    Very useful and worthy. Thank you.

    By Mathews MC on Apr 29, 2012 5:50 PM IST


    By Sandeep on Nov 20, 2011 4:45 PM IST

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