Orange chromide or 'pallathi' fish peera: A unique curry made of dry mango and coconut

Remove the head, tail and intestines of the fish before it is scrubbed in salt. Photo: food_fanatic_me/Instagram

Pallathi or orange chromide is a small freshwater fish that looks and tastes similar to Kerala's much-loved pearl spot fish. Even though it may be difficult to cut and clean this fish, it is extremely tasty and versatile. The fish tastes equally amazing when it is fried or cooked to make a curry. This interesting recipe of pallathi peera or orange chromide cooked in dry mango and grated coconut appeared in the Instagram page called food_fanatic_me. Remove the head, tail and intestines of the fish before it is scrubbed in salt. Check out the recipe.

½ coconut
Some crushed ginger–garlic
Green chillies
Kashmiri chilly powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Salt as required
Dried mango as required
Curry leaves
Coconut oil

Crush the grated coconut with ginger – garlic, green chillies, Kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt
It should be lightly crushed and not ground
Into it add the dried mangoes, curry leaves and cleaned fish
Add some water too
Cook on low flame
Sprinkle coconut oil when the fish is cooked
Easy and tasty pallathi peera is ready.

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