Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tilapia peera/ Fish dry stir fry with coconut (Serves 5)

Fish peera/Meen peera patthichathu

Another seafood delicacy from the God’s own country, Kerala. Here I am sharing my mother’s recipe for fish peera/ dry fish preparation with coconut. She is a Home Science major and was always interested in giving her own interpretation of the stuff that she learned in her “cooking laboratories”. This is one such recipe and I am sure it will leave you wanting for more…

Tilapia fillets 3 fillets
White/yellow onions 1 medium, finely chopped
Green chilly 2 medium, slit
Grated coconut ½ cup
Gambodge (Kudampuli) 2 nos
Curry leaves 3 sprigs
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Water ½ - ¾ cup

Tilapia peera

Preparation

Clean and cut the tilapia fillets into medium pieces. Soak the Gamboge in ¾ cup water for 10 minutes.

In a deep mouth pan, add the grated coconut, chopped onions, green chilly, curry leaves, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt. Crush this well with your palm and add the fish pieces and mix again. Add the soaked gamboge along with water. Mix well and cook at medium high heat until the fish pieces are well cooked. Once fish pieces are soft and cooked through, mash them using a spoon. Cook the shredded fish until all water evaporates. Serve warm with rice…

Notes: You don’t have to shred the fish pieces, you can keep it as such and let all the water evaporate..

Meen peera/Fish peera

Cheers!!!
Suji

43 comments :

  1. Speechless dear! I'm grabbing the whole pot...

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  2. Being a sea food lover i will surely try this. Bookmarked.

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  3. wow pics looks amazing :) delicious :)

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  4. OMG...This looks marvelous...yummy side for rice..infact I can have it as main also:)...

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  5. Wowww....I love your recipes....tried few too...Thanks for sharing such nice recipes with us...
    I have a question....where do u get Kudampuli here in US???

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  6. Mom's recipes are always the best. Looks really nice n authentic..loved your serving pot :)

    US Masala

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  7. Delicious click...Absolutely mouthwatering..

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  8. Looks Delicious. Will definitely give it a try.

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  9. Looks delicious,adipoli meen peera,my mom also makes this similarly..kothiyavunnu

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  10. @ Sangi..Thanks a lot for the feedback. About shopping for kudampuli, generally Kerala grocery stores have them. I brought mine from Kerala. By the way where are you located in US? I checked online and its not available in most of the online India grocery websites either..

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  11. This dish with Tilapia is pretty new to me. Looks utterly delicious .... N its a gr8 idea to use the onion soup bowl to serve. Clicks are fantastic.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  12. Slurp, inviting fish stir fry,truly inviting..can have it with anything..

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  13. Suji!!!!! same pinch ....!!!

    looks so delicious..!!!

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  14. Wow!!, Meen peera, long time since we had it...lovely presentation

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  15. Wow..SUji, what a coincidence..I've also made Shark puttu last day.. U made with tilapia..droolworthy pics

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  16. meen peera looks inviting... perfect with a bowl of rice and rasam .... yum!

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  17. this is superb....it is Tilapia season now in Kerala!!

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  18. Meen peera sharikum oru signature dish aanu...my fav too..luv ur clicks!

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  19. I make puttu with meen and is my fav with rasam adding kudampuli is new to me looks delicious Suji.Wish I could come over for lunch at your place.

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  20. i really love them..been a long tat i had them. wud love to get a laddle full.

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  21. Looks absolutely mouthwatering and lip smacking dish...mmmm...yum..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is just so mouthwatering..thanks for the recipe!

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  23. Mouthwatering dish..cute pot.. and lovely picture.. anyone will surely dig in the pot...absolutely yumm.

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  24. Delicious dear,luks very inviting...lovely clicks:)

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  25. delicious !I loved the dry fry concept !

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  26. Oooo Love this a lot... at home my mom used to make this often with the fish - Natholi..:)

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  27. ആഹാ... ഇത് അടിപൊളി ആണെല്ലോ! കല്യാണിക്കുട്ടി ഇത് ഉണ്ടാക്കും

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  28. Yummy...and i have started my event Treat to Eyes series-2, do participate:)

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  29. ro would eat this in one go im sure

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  30. Looks comforting...this is another must try dish for me..
    Tasty Appetite

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  31. serving bowl is so cute and this kind of stir fry is so new for me...would be eat the whole ;)

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  32. wow..that's an interesting recipe...usually i make this with tuna...will surely try with tilapia next time...looks so delicious!!...tempting clicks too.

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  33. The pictures are definitely making my mouth water! Sounds like a delicious dish!

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  34. Lovely presentation. Looks so good.

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  35. Lovely presentaion for a equally delicious fish preparation,I have bookmarked this and look forward to preparing it soon:) Loved the container too:)!!!

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  36. wow i love it dear....gud presentation

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  37. Very traditional look to the presentation. Never tried peera with tilapia. Very tempting.

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  38. Njan tuna vechu engane undakkarundu, eniyum tilapia vechu try cheyyam..Adipoli presentation and pics!

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