Meen pollichathu is done with karemeen always.As its difficult to get karemeen here in u.a.e i adjusted with ayala,he he he he ......
Fish (ayala) -2
Salt to taste
1 tsp chilly powder
1/4'th tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Lime juice
1/4 tsp pepper powder
Tomato - 1 large chopped fine
Shallots - 10 sliced fine
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 5 tbsp
Salt - to taste
1.Clean the fish and make gashes on both the sides and apply the marination masala and leave it aside for 30 minutes or more.
2.Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large non stick pan and shallow fry the fish for few minutes -Dont over cook the fish.Keep the fish aside
3.In the same oil add the ginger garlic paste and chopped shallot and saute until the shallots are soft.
4.Add the chilly powder and turmeric powder and saute well.
5.Add in chopped tomatoes and curry leaves and cook until oil starts separating.
6.Add salt to taste to the masala.
7.Lay the banana leaf flat and place some masala on the center, spread it out around the same size and shape as the fish.
8.Lay the fish on the masala and spread the remaining masala on top of the fish .
9.Do the same process with other fish too.
10.Wrap the fish with the banana leaf and tie with thried.
11.In a non stick pan pour 2 tsp of oil and place the wrapped fish into the pan and cover and cook on medium flame for 10 - 15 minutes turning it over in between .