Meen Peera Vattichathu or Fish With Coconut
keep half whole and half sliced in to lengthwise.
green chili/kanthari mulaku
sliced length wise
1 1/4-1 1/2
soaked in to lukewarm water
one small piece cut in to long thin pieces
cut in to small long pieces
Clean fish wash with salt and water and keep aside(use whole if you are using natholi or small fish)
In a blender add half of the shallot(five shallots),few garlic and turmeric powder,then grind it together .add the grated coconut and gently crush no need to grind well.
Take a clay pot then add cocum, curry leaves and green chili,then add cleaned fish, ginger and remaining garlic,then add grated coconut and salt.mix well with your hands.
add 1/4 cup water and cook covered for 15 minutes.gently stir in between.
once fish cooked well switch off the stove, then add 2 tbsp coconut oil.just swirl the pot then immediately cover with the lid and keep aside for 2-3 hours .Then enjoy with rice.
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