Flavoursome seer fish pickle


Fish pickle is the perfect side dish for a bowl of piping hot rice. In fact, it goes well with all breads, too. Here is a simple recipe of seer fish pickle.


1 kg seer fish

Sesame oil as required

Salt as required

2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp ginger (chopped)

1 bulb garlic (cloves halved)

10 green chillies (chopped)

150 gm chilli powder

2 tsp turmeric powder

¼ cup vinegar

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

5 bunches curry leaves


Cut the fish into bite-sized pieces

Marinate the cleaned fish pieces with chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt

Heat oil in a pan

Add the marinated fish pieces and fry

In an earthen pot, heat some sesame oil

Add mustard and fenugreek seeds

When these pop, add chopped ginger, halved garlic cloves, chopped green chillies, and curry leaves

Saute well

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté well until the oil becomes clear

Add chilli powder and turmeric powder

Roast well

Add vinegar and salt as required

Mix well

Add the fried seer fish pieces

Turn of the heat when the pickle boils

Pickle can be transferred to glass containers or jars when it cools down


There should be enough oil on top of the pickle when stored in jars. If there isn't enough oil to cover the pickle, then heat up some oil and pour over the pickle.

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