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Meen/Chemmen Achar - Seafood Pickle

Meen/Chemmeen Moily - Seafood Moily

Ingredients :

Makes: 500 gms

  1. 500 gms fish fillet (seer fish) or prawns
  2. 1 1/4 cups sesame seed oil (til ka tael)
  3. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 5 green chillies,chopped
  5. 5-cm piece ginger,chopped
  6. 1 stalk curry leaves,chopped
  7. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  8. 10 cloves garlic,coarsely ground
  9. 4 tsp red chilli powder
  10. 1 tsp black pepper powder
  11. 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder (hing)
  12. 2 tsp salt
  13. 1 tbsp white vinegar


  1. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  2. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 2 tbsp white vinegar

Method of Preparation :

  • Wash fish (if used),drain and cut into 2-cm pieces.Shell prawns (if used),remove heads,devein and wash.
  • Combine ingredients for marinade,rub into seafood and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai,add seafood and fry for 5 minutes til brown.Drain and set aside.
  • Sprinkle mustard seeds into oil.When they start sputtering,add green chillies,ginger,curry leaves and fenugreek,and fry for 5 minutes.Mix in remaining ingredients and remove from heat.
  • Cool and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Meen/Chemmeen Moily - Seafood Moily

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