Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Meen Peera Pattichathu ( Fish in grated coconut and kukum star)

Spring has started.It is fine weather outside.Now everybody has thrown of their jackets. Little girls are now in colorful frocks. I started searching for salwars in my closet. Well, it is really an irony. When I was a  kid I used to love wearing Shorts and T-shirt. When I grew up I loved pants and Capri. I fought with my Dad when he decided to send me to a college were salwar was compulsory. As a teenager my view was " Salwars are for mummy's and married women". There I used to wait for an occasion like tour so that I can go back to my comfortable outfit. Now I am in USA. A place where people is not bothered about what others are wearing. Now been 5 years, I have changed, my taste has changed....when it is good weather here, you can see me in salwars now.

One day my sister met one of my college professor and she asked her about me. When she told her that I am in  US, my teacher told her ..." ha, ha.... now she can wear whatever she likes." My sister just gave her a smile. 

That much for weather and me. Here goes a recipe. This is a very healthy and easy recipe. There is no oil in this recipe.


1)Fish ( Cut into pieces) - 3 Lb
2)Green chilly( cut lengthwise) - 10-12
3) Chopped Small onions- 10
4) Finely chopped ginger - 1 piece
5) Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
6)Grated Coconut - 3-4 cup
7)Kukum star (Kudompuli) - 4-5 pieces
8) Curry leaves
9) Salt

  • Soak kukum star ( Kudompuli) in half cup of warm water.
  • In a clay pot or pan, Mix  grated coconut, green chilly, onions, ginger, turmeric, curry leaves and salt with your hands. Add kudompuli with the water. Add fish and water enough to cook the fish.
  • Place the pan on fire. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat. Cook till the water has dried up. It is ok if there is a little bit water left.
Source: My mother

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