Meen Pathiri

Dish Type : Dessert


  • DH Rice Powder (Pathiri / Idiyappam Podi) – 2 cups
  • DH Fennel (Saunf/ Perinjeerakam) – 1 tsp
  • Shallots – 5 (sliced)
  • Grated coconut – ΒΌ cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Any fleshy fish – marinate with chilli powder, salt, lemon juice fry lightly and shred
  • DH Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
  • DH Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
  • DH Chilli Powder – 2 tbsp
  • DH Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Onions – 1 (sliced)
  • Tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • Green chillies – 2 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Grated coconut – ΒΎ cup
  • DH Fennel (Saunf / Perinjeerakam) – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
To make the dough, grind coconut, salt, fennel seeds and shallots without water. Add this to the rice powder and knead into a smooth dough using hot water. Roll into balls.Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan. SautΓ© onions, ginger garlic paste, tomato and curry leaves. As soon as the onions turn translucent, add the dry masalas and sautΓ© well. In another pan, dry fry the coconut and fennel seeds. Grind this in a blender without water. Add this to the onion masala, along with the shredded fish. Spread out a dough ball on an oiled piece of coconut leaf (pathiri). Place the fish mixture in the middle. Fold into half or close with another pathiri. Steam cook till done.
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