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Meen/ Fish Podimas


Podimas is a south Indian favorite and is a simple and dry preparation of crumbled or somewhat scrambled vegetables,egg or meat.Here I am using fish and this is a quick and versatile dish for all fish lover and is an excellent side dish for rice.It is lightly seasoned quick dish and you go hustle and bustle as it is not strict retain their shape.

Ingredients
Boneless fish- 1lb
Shredded Coconut- 3/4 cup
Shallots- 10-12/ or one onion
Green chilly- 2
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds- a pinch
curry leaves
oil - 2 tsp


Clean and cut fish into small cubes and cook this with 1/3 cup of water, 1/2 tsp of chilly powder, turmeric and salt and keep aside.
In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin and when they splutter saute shallots, green chilly, ginger and curry leaves till onion becomes golden brown. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and the cooked fish pieces. Stir fry for a minute and add shredded coconut and stir fry for another minute. Serve warm with rice 

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Oh man..ravile thanne kothypichallo...I love this yummy podimas...

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  2. Slurp,podimas looks fabulous,makes me hungry..

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  3. loved this spicy fish.. perfect with rice!

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  4. love this podimas recipe. mouth watering colour and click. how to cook with eggs?

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  5. Looks so tempting and delicious, great click too...

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  6. That looks really good..nice clicks too!

    US Masala

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  7. oh my my that looks simply wonderful, i'm hungry now :)

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  8. delicious addition of coconut
    looks wonderful

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  9. nw its 7am in banglore and i just thought of spending sm time in blogger buddies space... ravile thanne kothippichu kalanju.. 2day i wl go and get the fish n surelyi wl make it.. :)

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  10. gonaa try it soon. Loved your preparation

    Cook Healthy

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  11. Mouthwatering gorgeous fish podimas.

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  12. Fish podimas...nice recipe...looks great.

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  13. looks tempting Suja...reminds me of my mom s taste..
    Tasty appetite

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  14. Any recipe with fish is good for me ..... drooling here :)

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  15. Another yummy recipe for making fish, it looks and sounds so yummy,loved the use of shredded coconut with curry leaves:)

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  16. I want to try this.Photos are superb!

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  17. Looks so good and prompting. Can I have some?

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  18. Thanks all for stopping by and the encouraging comments:)

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  19. Looks so tempting and delicious, great click too... thanks for wonderful words in my blog..i love to follow u...

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  20. Thanks Divya for stopping by and for the sweet comment :)

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  21. Looks interesting and yummy.. Love the color..

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  22. Thanks Krithi and Santha for stopping by and happy to read your sweet comments:)

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  23. we too make this with fish but call it fish keema,I was suppose to post this recipe in coming weeks.This looks so delicious..hugs and smiles

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  24. Fish Keema sounds great,thanks for stopping by Jaya:)

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