Tilapia Peera

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Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Tilapia – 3 fillet (Around 450 gm), cut into small pieces

2. Grated coconut – 1.5 cups

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pearl onions – 10 – 12, sliced

    Ginger – 1 tbsp, finely chopped

    Garlic – 1 tsp, finely chopped

    Green chilies – 5 – 6, chopped

    Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

    Salt – To taste

3. Kudam puli – 2 – 3 small pieces, soaked in 1/2 cup water

4. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp


Place all the ingredients numbered 2 in a man chatti / clay pot and crush well with your fingers (njeruduka). Add the fish pieces and kudam puli pieces along with the water in which they were soaked. Mix well. Cook covered for 10 – 12 minutes until the fish pieces are almost done, stirring once or twice in between. Open, mix well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the water is almost evaporated and fish pieces are done. Taste-check for salt. Switch off. Add a tbsp of coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Serve with rice and other side-dishes. We had it with rice, moru curry and radish mezhukkupuratti.

Tilapia peera

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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