Onnak Meen (Dried Salted Fish)

Bommanda Meena Mohanmeena-photo

Bommanda Meena Mohan is a culinary expert of repute living in Ammathi, Kodagu. Her dishes are in great demand at weddings and other social get-togethers.

Onnak Meen (Dried Salted Fish)


Dry fish – 1 kg
Onion – 1/4 kg (chopped into pieces)
Green chillies – 6 (slit lengthwise and de-seeded)
Curry leaves – 6
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Kaachambuli (Coorg vinegar)  2 – 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp



Boil the fish with 5 cups of water after removing the bones.  Once the fish is cooked, drain the water and cut into small pieces. Mix salt, turmeric, chilli powder and Kaachambuli. Marinate for 10minutes.

Heat oil in a pan.  Fry the onions, green chillies, curry leaves till onions turn golden brown. Add the marinated fish and fry for 10 minutes in low flame. You can season it with coriander leaves.

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