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Meen Peera


Meen Peera or Fish Peer, a typical Kerala non vegetarian side dish. A typical Kerala dish that goes well with rice.

Ingredients
Small variety of fish - 1/2 kg
Coconut - 1
Green Chillies - 30 g
Small red onions / shallots - 10 g
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Cocum - 15-20 g
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coconut oil - 15 ml

Method of preparation
Clean fish. Keep them whole if they are too small. If not cut them into half. Grate coconut finely. Grind together turmeric, a few onions and garlic and mix with coconut. Finely chop green chillies and ginger; add sliced onions. Soak cocum.

In a stainless steel pan, first put in the curry leaves and half cocum broken into pieces. Mix together coconut mixture, fish, remaining cocum and chopped and sliced ingredients.Set into the pan. Add water to three fourth level of fish mixture. Add salt. Bring to boil. Quickly reduce heat and simmer till fish is cooked and moisture evaporated. Pour fresh coconut oil over.

Test for seasoning and remove. Cool and cover. This can be kept for two days.

Courtesy: Riviera Suites, Ernakulam.

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