Meen Peera is a traditional and popular homemade dish in Kerala . Its prepared small pieces of sardines with shredded coconut.
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Sardine fish 500gm
Shallots(small onion) 8no
Grated coconut 1 cup
Birdeye chilli (കന്താരി) 8no
Garlic 2 cloves
Ginger a small piece
Kokkam 2 pieces
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
- Wash and clean sardine fish and ensure that all scales should removed . Better Wash the fish with vinegar to get rid of fishy odor
Cut the fish into small pieces
Crush and blend together grated coconut , shallots.birdeye chilli, ginger ,garlic , turmeric powder, curryleaves. No need to make paste just 2to 3 crush in mixer.
add cut fish into Mann chatti (earthenware), it help to improve the natural taste of dish.
Add coconut mixture ,kokkam, coconut oil, salt, and curryleaves and mix well.
Add little water for cooking the fish and earthenware covered with a lid.keep the temperature medium while cooking
After 10 mins sightly open and gently stir once with help of wooden laddle , cook till.water reduced. Be careful don’t get burn dish.
Once liquid has dried up,remove from heat.
Serve with boiled matta rice.
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