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Meen Peera

Meen Peera

(Coconut fish)


Coconut fish


A small variety of fish 1/2 kg Coconut 1 Green Chillies 30 g Small red onions / shallots 10 g Turmeric 1/4 tbsp Ginger 1/2 inch Cocum 15-20 g Curry leaves 1 sprig Coconut oil 15 ml Method of preparation: 1.Clean fish. Keep them whole if they are too small. If not cut them into half. 2. Grate coconut finely. 3. Grind together turmeric, a few onions and garlic and mix with coconut. 4. Finely chop green chillies and ginger; add sliced onions. 5. Soak cocum. 6. In a stainless steel pan, first put in the curry leaves and half cocum broken into pieces. 7. Mix together coconut mixture, fish, remaining cocum and chopped and sliced ingredients. 8. Set into the pan. 9. Add water to three fourth level of fish mixture. 10. Add salt. Bring to boil. Quickly reduce heat and simmer till fish is cooked and moisture evaporated. 11. Pour fresh coconut oil over. 12. Test for seasoning and remove. Cool and cover. This can be kept for two days.

(Courtesy: Riviera Suites, Ernakulam)