Fried Pony Fish

It took me a while to learn how to prepare fish dishes, kerala style. I have tried and tested so many recipes; S would tell me what isnt right about it and what needs to added more. Eventually i learned it, and its the easiest dish to prepare and serve alongwith rice on a weekend.


Pony fish; cleaned and cut- 400 gms
Red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tblsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tblsp
Coriander powder-1 tblsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a handful
Salt- to taste
Coconut oil; to fry- 3-4 tblsp

Cut and clean the fish, keep aside. Combine rest of the ingredients with water to make a thick paste. Marinate the fish in the masala paste for an hour on the counter top. Heat coconut oil in a skillet. Fry the fish on medium heat until the skin turns deep golden brown. Serve it hot.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    Looks absolutely yummy!!!
    Is ponyfish called by any other common name…never hrd of ponyfish.

    1. Preveena says:

      Hi Nancy! In kerala we call this fish Mullan. I read its called silver belly fish too.

      1. Nancy says:

        aaah ok I know mullan… my mum makes it but I’ve not yet…:-)

      2. Preveena says:

        🙂 S and lil R loves fish, and so i cook various kinds of fish some of them i am not even familiar with the names (but i am learning :D)

  2. Sanjana says:

    reading this so close to lunchtime is NOT good for me! *gloom*

    1. Preveena says:

      🙂 i guess this has tempted you to have a Kerala meal.

      1. Sanjana says:

        no TIME! I have a meeting in 10 mins. And another one an hour after. 😦

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