Karimeen Fry

Karimeen or Pearl Spot Fish is a very tasty fish popular in South Kerala. Learn how to prepare spicy Karimeen Fry.


  • Cleaned Karimeen – whole 2 pieces
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions/ Shallots – 5 Nos
  • Garlic -3 pods
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  • Curryleaves – 3 leaves
  • Salt as per taste


  • Mix Red Chili powder, Turmeric powder, Pepper powder,Red small onions,Garlic, Lemon Juice, and salt and grind to make a paste.
  • Marinate the cleaned karimeen with the paste.
  • Keep the marinated fish in refrigerator for ½ hour so that we will get the taste of paste in the flesh which makes the fish much tastier.
  • Heat a frying pan & add 3tbsp of oil.
  • Place the marinated fish & deep fry both the sides till brown in color.
  • Remove it to a plate wrapped with paper towel. Serve hot with rice

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