Friday, December 18, 2009

Appam with Seer Fish Pollichathu!!

I tell you nothing beats the taste of home cooked food, that too food cooked by mum. I'm on vacation in Kuwait with my parents and it was a welcome treat for breakfast, I love my mom's appams. My brother, while seeing us off at the airport reminded me to master the techniques of 'mom's appams', or else don't return is what he said. Now do I have a task to master in two weeks?!


Raw rice -2 cups (long grained rice soaked in water for 6 hours)
Par Boiled rice - 1cup (cooked rice)
Yeast - 1/4tsp
Sugar - 3tbsp
Coconut grated -1cup
Water - as required

Grind the raw rice, cooked rice and coconut together into a blender using water as required. Once the batter is ground well, add in the sugar, yeast and salt and blitz the batter well. Empty into a large vessel and leave to ferment overnight. Make lace appams onto a appam chatti and serve hot. If the batter is too thick you could make small appams that look like dosas.

Meen Pollichathu

Seer Fish Fillet - 500gms
Coriander powder - 3tbs
Red Chilly powder - 1tbs
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 1tbs
Fenugreek powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin Powder - 1tsp
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Green chilly - 1 slit
Coconut milk - 1/2cup
Salt to taste

Into a large frying pan, saute the onion till pink. Add in the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2-3minutes. Then add in all the masala powders (coriander, chilly, turmeric, cumin and fenugreek powders) and saute till the fat separation happens. Pour in 1/4cup water and mix in the masala, tip in the slit green chillies and slowly dip the fish. Cover and cook till the fish is done. Once the fish has become nice and soft, pour in the coconut milk. Whirl the pan, to let the coconut milk be thoroughly mixed. Throw in some fresh curry leaves and serve with appams.


  1. Appam looks yummy..the sides look really crispy ;)..nice combo too..But we call fish pollichathu for a dry version steamed in vazhayila or foil ..this sounds dfrnt and yummy..

  2. Lovely pictures! You are getting better at this every day:) But I was under the impression that Pollichathu has to be done in Banana Leaves?

  3. Appam sounds lovely with the curry.

  4. Wow both looks delicious.....Kazhikkan thonunnu...

  5. Pollichathu is done withe banana leaves that's one version of it. My mum's version is the type with gravy!

  6. This IS Fish Mappas.

  7. mmmm, Perfect aappams, did you note all the tips so that you can return home ??? :):)
    I love aappams, has come out great & the fish curry sounds delicious too!!!

  8. my mum calls this easy type of gravy inlaws do the version with the banana leaves!

  9. Appam and fish curry looks delicious...

  10. Yum man.. when do we get to actually eat all of this???

  11. Hey - thanks for this. I tried it and it turned out very nice. Put a lot more chilli pwd to make it a lil more spicy. Thanks for your blog! I'm inspired to cook :-p


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