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20 Jan 2007

Meen achar / Fish Pickle

When there is no fish some may feel difficulty to take rice, right? This is for such 'strict non vegetarians'! :)
Once you prepared , you can refrigerate this..

Mackerels - 3 nos
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic pods - 8 nos
Green chillies - 4 nos
Curry leaves - A few
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Coconut oil enough for frying
White vinegar - 4 tbsp

For marination:-
Chilly powder - 3 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 3 tsp
Fennel seed(Perinjeerakam) powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

1)Cut and clean mackerels.
2)Cut into small pieces.
3)Marinate it with chilly powder, garlic- ginger paste, fennel seed powder and turmeric powder, salt and keep it in fridge for 1 hour.
4)Fry the marinated fish pieces in coconut oil.
5)Chop garlic, ginger and green chillies and cut a few curry leaves.
6)After frying fish, take it out and put the chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves in the remaining oil.
7)Fry for few minutes.
8)Add white vinegar , enough salt and 2 tsp of chilly powder into this and let it boil.
9)Add the fried mackerel pieces into it.
10)Remove from fire.
11)Allow it to cool.
12)Mix before serving. :- We can also make pickle with king-fish, shark and prawns. bones do not make problems . Cut the fish into small pieces.


  1. hey seena..u got so many recipes...u r too good cook....i like fish v much...will surely try this dish and let u the way where u from?..

  2. Anoop. Jigin, Mithun7 August 2009 at 21:38

    Seena Cheechi... Adichu polii dish... innu undaakki nookenam... Konju vechu pareekshikaam alle??

  3. Anoop,Jigin and Mithun,
    Pareekshanam vijayikkatte, ashamsakal! :)

  4. Hi seena,

    I have a doubt on this recipe....dont we have to add salt into it....because no where in this it has mentioned about addimg salt...


  5. excellent and delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- achu


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