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Fish Pickle- Kerala Style

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When it comes to non-veg pickles, I prefer homemade ones to store bought. Whenever I make them, it doesn’t go past a week. Well, it so happens that the moment we lay eyes on Non-veg pickle, we go crazy. So instead of taking a spoonful, we end up having generous servings.
Tuna is the ideal fish for pickling. One could use any other firm fleshed fish as well. If you plan to prepare fish pickle, it would be better if you get the fish cut into bite-sized cubes. If not, you could buy fish steaks, fry them and then break into pieces, like I did. Ideally sesame oil is recommended for making pickle. If you don’t plan to store it for long, then you could use vegetable oil as well.

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Fish Pickle- Kerala Style
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
kilo
Ingredients
For the Masala
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
kilo
Ingredients
For the Masala
Instructions
  1. Marinate the fish pieces with chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder for at least 30 minutes.
  2. If you are using big pieces, you can lightly fry the fish and then break into smaller bits.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying.
  4. Tip in the fish and fry till brown in colour.
  5. Drain and keep aside.
  6. Mix the chilli powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder with a little water to form a paste. Keep aside.
  7. Take another pan.
  8. Pour some oil (in which the fish was fried) into the pan.
  9. Add the mustard seeds.
  10. When they start to crackle, add the curry leaves.
  11. Tip in the ginger-garlic pastes and saute till the raw smell goes.
  12. Add the chilli paste and fry till oil separates.
  13. Add the fried fish pieces and mix well, carefully.
  14. Add the vinegar, followed by boiled and cooled water.
  15. Mix well.
  16. Check and adjust seasoning.
  17. When the mixture comes to a rolling boil, switch off heat.
  18. Allow to cool completely before transferring to an air tight jar.
  19. You can store in a refrigerator for longer duration.
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  1. Usha says:

    Hi,
    I really like your post.
    Thanks for sharing such great information. It is very informative and provides knowledge of Pickle.
    Indianbrain: non veg pickles in usa

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