Karimeen Varuthathu/ Pearl Spot Fry


Karimeen / Pearl Spot – 1 kg

Chilly powder – 4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Vinegar – 2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – for frying


Clean the fish and wash it with salt and vinegar.  Make slits on the fish with a knife.  Make a paste with all the spice powders, salt and vinegar, adding  little water.  Apply the paste on the fish and keep aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Deep fry the fish in hot oil. Serve ‘Karimeen Varuthathu’ garnished with lemon wedges and onion rings along with steamed rice.  Enjoy!

Use coconut oil to enhance the flavour of the fried fish.

  1. Slurpppp!!!mouthwatering fish fry, truly tempting..

  2. I have been drooling in sig Fb page and now i am drooling ehre too 🙂

  3. That looks so crispy and tempting Lissie.

  4. karimeen varuthathu looks mouthwatering..

  5. Lovely. Looks so crisp and tasty. Love the dark color of the coating. Perfect.