Skip to main content


Fish is highly demanded non vegetarian item and favourite to everyone. Fishes are entirely different from chicken, mutton and beef. South Indians are mainly using fish dishes and they are not interested to have lunch without fish. Fish market will be very crowded and busy every day. Different types of fishes are available with different prices. Fish dishes are available in every hotels or restaurants. We can make different tasty dishes with fishes such as Fish curry, Fish masala, Fish fry and traditional fish dishes. fish dishes are very much costly items in hotels but everyone is ready to buy it at any cost. We can make variety natural dishes in our houses by using different ingredients and methods. Usually we are using Mackerel fish, Sardine fish and king Fish in our houses. Every fish dish is tasty and very good to use as the side dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Here, I made one variety fish fry which is fried in Banana Leaf. I think so many people tasted it because it is that much popular and famous dish. It is completely a traditional Kerala style dish and it is highly demanded item in some places. It is not that much simple recipe but we can make if we are ready to spend some time for this. Banana Leaf will give a special flavour and smell of this fish fry and its taste is entirely different from other fish fry. We need not to add more Coconut oil to make this so it will be healthy dish. We can make this fry with any types of fish and it is super combination with hot plain Rice. Let us have a great lunch with this tasty fish fry.   

Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Cooking Time - 30 minutes


Mackerel Fish - 2
Chopped Ginger - 1 teaspoon
Chopped Garlic - 1 teaspoon
Chopped Onion - 1/2 cup
Chopped Tomato - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tab spoon
Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice - 1 teaspoon
Coconut Oil - 2 tab spoon
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Salt - To taste
Water - As Required
Banana Leaf - 2 Pieces

  • Clean mackerel fish well and wash well and cut it into two pieces and make slits on both sides and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, put turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, salt and lime juice and mix well.
  • Marinate the fish with this masala paste.
  • In a pan, pour 1 tab spoon coconut oil and put fish and fry little both sides.
  • In another pan, pour remaining coconut oil and heat well.
  • Then add chopped ginger and chopped garlic and fry it well.
  • Then add curry leaves, chopped onion and chopped tomato and stir well for some times.
  • Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and salt and stir well until get a good smell.
  • Add this mixture into a mixer and pour little water and make it thick paste.
  • Take one banana leaf piece and put some masala on this and put fish on the masala and put remaining masala on fishes.
  • Cover it with another banana piece and fold it well and tie it with thread.
  • In a pan, pour coconut oil and add banana leaf fish into this and cook it both sides well and fry.
  • Open the leaf and serve fish with masala with appam and rice.
  • To get more taste shallots.
  • You can use bird's eye chilli instead of green chilli.
  • To remove the bad smell of fish wash it with little vinegar.
Fish Fried In Banana Leaf


Popular posts from this blog


Fish Fry is the mouth- watering dish for everybody especially South Indians. it became the part of their life and they can't imagine eating Rice for lunch without fish. I have seen so many people those who are addicted with fish dishes so it is highly demanded items in everywhere. They are not at all thinking about the price of these fish dishes. It is using on daily basis and it will be available on market at any season and cost will change based on season and fishes. Here, I am going to share the method of preparation of fish fry which is made by Pink Perch and it is also known as Kilimeen in Kerala. Its main attraction is its colour and it is having light Pink colour. So many people like this fish very much and its cost is less comparing other fishes in market. It is the favourite fish item for children. Pink Perch is one of the famous fish and looks very attractive, beautiful and also it is very tasty fish. This fish will be very good to fry and it is used as the side dish w


Everyone is using rice always especially south Indians are preparing different or variety rice items. Ghee rice is one special rice dish. This is the famous dish for different celebrations or festivals such as Christmas, Easter, birthdays, weddings or any other special celebrations. We can serve ghee rice with vegetarians and non-vegetarians dishes. This is very easy to prepare at home. The main ingredients of ghee rice are Basmati rice and ghee. I have used cardamom powder, cloves, Cinnamon stick and kiss miss to get good taste and good flavour. These all are optional ingredients and we can add based on our preferences. Ghee is not good for cholesterol so we need to use less quantity of ghee to prepare. Taste will not change if we use less quantity of ghee. Mainly this dish is serving for lunch and dinner. We need to take extra care while cooking rice because it shouldn't over cooked. Texture will change completely if we over cook the rice. This is not that much spicy dish so th


Fish molly is also known as fish stew. It has different name in different places. We can write it as fish molee. It is completely a traditional tasty curry. I can say that it is entirely different from other fish curries because its colour and method of preparation is completely different from others. It can make it by using any type of fishes. Better to make it with king fish but here I have used Mackerel fish because I couldn't get king fish. Usually we are making spicy red colour fish curry in houses and hotels. Keralites can't eat rice without fish curries or dishes because fishes are the main side dish of their daily day life. It will be available in some standard hotels and it has a royal effect. It will be a special and variety item to everyone. Its tasty is very nice and different from other fish curries. We need not to add chilli powder to make this and also we need to fry the fish before making this curry. Mainly it is preparing by Christians or in Christian houses.