Fish Podimas

Fish podimas

Heres a simple, easy and tasty fish podimas recipe that goes extremely well with rice.


To cook fish

  1. Fish – 400 gm (I used 2 tilapia fillets)
  2. Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  3. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt – As required
  5. Water – 1/4 – 1/2 cup
  6. Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Other ingredients

  1. Ginger – 1 tbsp chopped
  2. Garlic – 1 tbsp chopped
  3. Red onion – 1 large , finely chopped
  4. Pearl onion – 1/2, cup chopped
  5. Green chilies – 2, chopped fine
  6. Tomato – 1, seeded and chopped
  7. Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Gram masala – 3/4 tsp
  10. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
  11. Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  12. Dry red chillies – 2, broken
  13. Curry leaves – 2-3 sprigs
  14. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp or as required


1. Marinate the fish pieces with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilly powder, enough salt and 1 tsp coconut oil for about 15 – 20 mts.

2.  Cook the fish pieces in a meen chatti/claypot or a pan (adding enough water) until all the water evaporates and the fish pieces are done.

3. Heat coconut oil in another pan and splutter the mustard seeds, brown the dry red chilies and add some curry leaves. Now add the chopped green chilies, 1 tbsp ginger and 1 tbsp garlic. Saute for a few minutes and add the chopped pearl onion. Again saute for a few minutes and add the chopped onion. Saute until they get lightly browned and then add a pinch of turmeric powder, 2 tsp chilly powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 3/4 tsp garam masala. Saute and add the chopped tomatoes.

4. Cook for a few minutes and then add the cooked fish pieces and then mix well. Add 3/4 cup grated coconut, few curry leaves and mix well. Stir-fry for a few more minutes and switch off. Serve hot with rice, moru curry and a mezhukkupuratti.


Fish podimas

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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