Wednesday, March 23, 2016



The fish egg which is known as Roe - the fully ripened unfertilized egg of a fish. Roe is used as a food item all around the world. The Caviar of Sturgeon Roe is the most expensive among them. In Kerala, India fish egg is commonly called as Parinjil, Pananjil, Meen mutta and so on. It is fed to small kids for their good health. As it is a rich source of Vitamins, Roe is given to the nursing woman as a nutrient food. Some of the various varieties of Fish egg preparations are Pananjil porichath, Roe omelet, Roe roast, Stir fried Roe, Meen mutta fry, Meen mutta roast, etc.
      When thinking about its nutritional value, it is much valuable. A tiny egg contains an abundance of essential nutrients which are needed for growth and development. Fish Roe contains vitamins and minerals which help to maintain healthy skin, good vision,  promote growth and bone development.
     Here is a wonderfully delicious recipe showing how to make fish egg fry/ Fish Roe perfectly.

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Fish egg / Roe              - about 250 g ( the most important thing to keep in mind is, always use fresh eggs / Roe for cooking),
Turmeric powder          - half a tsp(marination)  + 1 tsp, 
Chili powder                - 1 tsp (mildly spiced ), can add more,
Coriander powder       - 1 tbsp.,
Tomato                        - 1, big, finely sliced,
Ginger garlic paste     - 1 tsp,
Curry leaves,
Coriander leaves,


  • Clean the fish egg well and drain the excess water.
  • Marinate it with half a tsp turmeric powder and required salt.
  • Boil the eggs along with half a cup of water for 5-8 minutes or until all the water gets evaporated. Do not add more water for boiling. When done, transfer it to a plate.
fish egg fry recipe / etta mutta fry

  • Now in the same wok/vessel, add 2 tbsp of oil and when hot, add the sliced tomato.
  •  Cook the tomato until mushy and when done, add salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute it till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add 1 tsp turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and mix well. Then cook for 2 minutes. Do not add water.
  • Finally, add the cooked fish eggs to this gravy along with curry leaves. Stir continuously until the eggs are coated well in the thick gravy.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander. 

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