Meen Porichathu also commonly called as Fish Fry is one of the popular dishes from Kerala, India  which is simply  fried fish which is made special by coating or marinating the cleaned fresh pieces of fish in Masala powder , then deep fry in coconut oil until they are crispy.

Coconut oil which is the favored oil for cooking by the Malayalees is the secret of delicious dishes in Kerala, India. 

Please enjoy the pictures of Fish Fry made in Allepey, Kerala, India.


Fish Fry or Meen Porichatu
Fish Fry or Meen Porichatu

Picture below is called Choora Porichatu. Choora Porichathu is the Malayalam term for Tuna Fish Fry

Coating the cleaned whole piece of Tuna  with Masala powder first for some time before frying in Coconut oil gives  the Keralite Fish Fry  its distinct tasty flavor.

Below is one of the special Fish Fry "fit for a Prince". A Karimeen Fry made from fried Pearl Spot. This is a delicious meal of Karimeen Fry served with salad of raw sweet red onions on top.  Prince Charles of England ate what I have eaten in Kerala, India after a wonderful and quiet boat tour of the Backwater of Allepey.

Karimeen (Pearl spot fish) fry is a sought after delicacy in Kerala. The Pearl Spot fish is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, red chillies, and other spices and Masala Powder, too and and deep fried until crisp and golden brown. This is an exotic dish of Karimeen fry cooked Kerala style. The Karimeen fry is a spicy fried fish coated with the delicious and spicy Masala.

Karimeen is the state fish of Kerala and  is one of the most important fish species in this state of  India

The Karimeen Fry / Pearl Spot Fish Fry
The Karimeen Fry / Pearl Spot Fish Fry


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