Thursday, 25 January 2018


Kerala Meen Pollichathu / Fried Fish in Banana Leaf Wrap is traditionally known as Karimeen Pollichathu.
Being a vegetarian I wanted to try this in some vegetarian stuff. A spark came in my mind and here is the final product “Paneer pollichadhu”
This paneer pollichadhu is prepared with home made paneer wrapped in a  wilted Banana leaf, bedded on spicy masala, and then wrap the entire thing in a banana leaf and tie it with banana leaf string, twine, or insert a toothpick to hold it together cooked in iron tawa
The distinct and heavenly aroma  of plantain leaf , paneer with spicy masala tickle your taste buds  
Let’s go for the recipe.Try out this yummy recipe and enjoy paneer pollichadhu.


 Home made Paneer      -1/2 kg
 Onion                                                  - 3 nos finely chopped
 Ginger garlic paste          - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes                                           -3 nos
 Turmeric powder                     - 1/2tsp
 Coriander powder         -1tbsp
 Chilly powder                                  -1-2tbsp
Garam masala powder                  - 1 tsp
  Coconut milk powder                  -4 tbsp


Slice the paneer into 2/3 depending on the thickness of it.
Pour coconut oil into a hot pan.
Add  ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes
Add , onion and fry till it turns golden  brown.
Add  chopped tomato and fry for few minutes.
. When cooked, add turmeric powder,chilly powder, coriander powder, and stir it well.
Add  coconut milk powder  into it. Add salt and stir well.
Allow it to cool and blend it into a smooth paste.
The spicy marinade is ready for our paneer.
Take the banana leaf  and softened it in medium flame, so that the plantain leaf will not get teared while we wrap the paneer.
Apply coconut oil on the softened leaf and spread some spicy masala on the leaf.
Keep the paneer block on the applied spicy masala  marinade and cover the paneer with some more spicy masala.
Wrap the plantain leaf and tie it with a strong twine and keep for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes heat dosa tawa with a table spoon of coconut oil.
Add a tsp of cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
And keep  the packets on the heated tawa and close the tawa and cook in a medium flame for few minutes.
Turn the  banana leaf wrap as the banana leaf colour changes.. 
Again close the tawa and cook for few minutes.
Remove from fire and Serve  hot..

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