Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kerala FISH PICKLE / Meen Achar / Prawns Pickle

Kerala fish pickle
recipe for Kerala FISH PICKLE / Meen Achar / Prawns Pickle
Ingredients for Kerala fish pickle:

Seer Fish / Prawns  : 500g, cubed
Ginger : 2inch piece, finely chopped
Garlic : 20, Finely chopped
Green Chillies : 2, finely chopped
Curry Leaves : 4Springs
Chilly Powder : 1tbsp + 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp + 1/4tsp
Fennel Seeds : 1/2tsp
Nallenna/ gingelly oil / Sesame Oil : 6tbsp + 2tbsp 
Vinegar : 1/4Cup
Water : 1/2Cup
Sugar : 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4tsp
Fenugreek Seeds : 1/2tsp
Asafoetida : a pinch

Kerala fish pickle

Method for Kerala fish pickle:

1. Using a mixer crush together ginger, garlic, green chilly, fennel, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and keep aside. 

2. Marinate the fish pieces with 1tbsp  chilly powder, 1/2tsp turmeric powder and salt for 30minutes.

3. Heat a non-stick pan and fry the fish pieces and keep aside.

Kerala fish pickle

4. Now  Heat oil in a clay pot/ kadai(you can take the excess oil in which we fried the fish) and add crushed masala(step 1), 1tsp chilly powder, turmeric powder and saute well till you get a nice aroma.

5. Now add water, vinegar, sugar, salt and sugar. Bring it to boil and let it become half of the quantity. Now add fried fish pieces and let it become thick. Adjust salt and sprinkle Asafoetida.

6. When its cooled transfer to a glass jar and add 2tbsp of sesame oil on top of it. You could use this Kerala fish pickle for one month under refrigeration.

Kerala fish pickle


  1. Yummy looking pickle...Lovely captures...

  2. Nice presentation :) keep up the good work !!

  3. Same pinch :)looks so it

  4. finger licking fish pickle... awesome

  5. This looks so cool..Love the clicks ...

  6. Tempting pickle...
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  8. Mouthwatering pickle Lena...Pinney u can add any flavor to that cookie.Bread pics r in my draft from a very long time,i dont know the exact recipe,waiting for Mahesh to write n month naatil varuva,ini athokke kazhinju nokkiyal mathi,sorry kettooo..

  9. This looks so delicious, very tempting!

  10. wow..looks so yummy...vayil kappal odunnu...
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