Fish jeerem meerem

Fish jeerem meerem


4 pcs king fish cut into half

½ tsp cumin seeds crushed

4-5 cloves of garlic crushed (indian garlic just 2/3)

6 peppercorns

½ tsp turmeric powder

2 large onion finely chopped

1 large tomato finely chopped

2 green chilies finely chopped

Small ball of tamarind in one cup warm water.



  1. Apply salt to the fish and keep aside.
  2. Add oil to a pot. Once it’s hot, add garlic cloves, peppercorns  and cumin seeds.
  3. Now add onion and sauté it till they get translucent.
  4. it’s time to add the tomato and chilies. After 2 minutes add turmeric powder and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Strain the tamarind water and add to the pot (You will require more tamarind water, so add some more warm water to the same tamarind for the second time as required ).
  6. Once the curry comes to a boil add fish and cook the fish till it’s tender.


** Do not stir the fish once it’s in the curry, as the pieces might break.

Fish jeerem meerem

Add salt to taste.

Bon appetite.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Agnelo correia says:



  2. john says:

    My mother used to prepare this dish with ‘velhio’ (small white silvery fish).She used to add crushed garlic in addition to the above.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hi john,

      This recipe goes well with velli fish also you are absolutely right…and about the garlic…if you see the ingredients list I have already added crushed garlic to this dish….thanks for your comments….


  3. Amelia says:

    The Recipe looks good and mouth watering. I love Jeerem Meerem fish dish very much. Thanks from the bottom of my hear for sharing your recipe.


  4. Cypriano Lopes says:

    Great recipe specially for fresh river fish


    1. Amelia Florencia Fernandes says:

      Thank u Alves for the Fish Jeerem Meerem Receipe.

      Will try it when I go back home from work this evening.

      God Bless U Always !


  5. Nisha says:

    Sounds gud wl try n get back to you.


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