Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ayala pollichathu (Roasted Mackerel)

For marination:
  1. Ayala (Mackerel)- 2
  2. Kashmiri chilly powder- 1tsp
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  5. Salt

For gravy:
  1. Onion: 2 medium, thinly sliced
  2. Tomato-1, chopped
  3. Green chilly- 3-5, sliced lengthwise
  4. Pepper powder-1 tsp
  5. Coriander powder- 2tsp
  6. Garam masala-1 tsp
  7. Coconut milk-2 tsp
  8. Salt

plantain leaf
Curry leaves
Coconut oil

  1. Clean fish, make gashes and marinate with ingredients 2-4 for an hour.
  2. Warm oil in a pan and add few curry leaf sprigs and fry fish over that. Cook both sides and keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan, fry onions, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute until onions are slight brown. Add all masala powders and saute for a while. Stir in chopped tomatoes and cook covered. Finally add thin coconut milk and cook until the gravy is thick.
  4. Place half of the gravy in a plantain leaf, then fried fish and the remaining gravy. Sprinkle 1 tsp of lemon juice and make a parcel using plantain leaf.
  5. Spay some oil in a pan and roast both sides of the parcel until you see the leaf turned brown. Open up the parcel and serve hot with rice.


  1. Wow adipoli ayala pollichathu..spicy and delicious..

  2. looks so mouthwateringly delicious...

  3. Wohhh....
    Ithinte oro sample kittan valla marghavum undo checheeee?
    any way going to test it..