Baked fish in leaves (Mackeral/Pearl spot/ Any other similar fish)

Baked fish in leaves (Mackeral/Pearl spot/ Any other similar fish)

One of the most famous dish in Kerala especially in Coastal area.
Usually people make it using Pearl Spot (Karimeen) or Tilapia but all those fish are costly and for the ordinary people it is difficult to buy. Mackerel is quite cheap compared to the other fish. So I prefer Mackerel. It will be filled with fresh vegetables and it will be baked in banana leaves.

Thejus Krishna


  1. 4 - 5 Mackeral
  2. 50 Millilitres Vinegar
  3. 5 Tomato
  4. 3 Onions Big
  5. 50 Grams onion Small
  6. 3 - 4 Green chilli
  7. 1 Ginger garlic paste
  8. 4 Tablespoons Salt
  9. 2 Tablespoons Chilly powder
  10. 2 Teaspoons Coconut oil
  11. 5 banana leaves Pieces of


90 mins
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    Mix ginger garlic paste, salt (depending on taste), chilli powder (2-3 tea spoon), (1 table spoon) oil and (2 tea spoon) vinegar. Keep the paste ready.

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    Cut the vegetables and pour vinegar and mix it well. Don't forget to add green chilli.

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    Clean the fish properly and clear the inner portion properly. Apply the paste (in step 1) on it. Allow it to soak into the flesh.

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    Fill the mix in step 2 to the inner portion.

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    Take each fish and cover it is banana leaf. Take a pan and pour little oil and keep the covered fish. Close the pan with a lid. Heat it in medium flame. Bake it both sides.

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