MEEN PATTICHATHU / MEEN PEERA
Meen Pattichathu is a yummy Kerala-style fish recipe made with thenga peera which is the grated coconut, and a few other ingredients. And that's the reason why it is called meen peera in some areas. The grated coconut, ginger, shallots, green chilies, and other ingredients are first mixed together and then kept on the stove and cooked until the water is completely absorbed. For meen pattichathu, it is preferred to use small fish like anchovy and sardines, here I have used Anchovy. If you do not have small fish, you can use tilapia or similar fish, cut them into small 1-inch pieces, and follow the same procedure. The recipe does not have too much spices and the Anchovies are very healthy as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and minerals, and the coconut which is rich in essential minerals, everything make the Meen pattichathu one of the healthy recipes.
- 1 Clay pot or a Kadai
- 500 gms Anchovy cut into halves(only if they are long)
- 1 cup Shallots chopped
- ¼ cup Ginger chopped
- 5 or 6 Green Chilies chopped
- Curry leaves
- ½ + ½ tbsp Coconut oil
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups Grated Coconut
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 6-7 pieces Dried Brindle berry / Kudam puli
- ¼ to ½ cup Water
- Into a clean clay pot or a kadai, put the chopped shallots, ginger, green chilies, curry leaves, half tbsp of coconut oil
- Using the back of a ladle, gently press these shallots and other ingredients for 2 mins.
- To it, add the grated coconut, turmeric powder, and salt
- Mix well with the ladle for another minute and then keep the ladle aside
- To the mix add the cleaned anchovies and with another spoon gently stir it to the coconut mix without breaking the fish
- Add another half tablespoon of Coconut oil and stir again
- Add salt if needed
- And finally add ¼ to ½ cup of water to the mix and stir once more
- Place the pot with mix on the stove on medium flame
- Let the water in it boil and then close the pot and cook for 10-15mins until the fish is cooked
- Do not forget to stir in between to prevent the mix from getting burnt.
- Then after 15 mins or once the fish is cooked, if any gravy is left in the pot, stir and cook for another 5-8 mins until the water is completely absorbed
- That's it, Yummy meen peera is ready.
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