Cooking Method :
Grind ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper, coriander leaves, shallot, fenugreek powder, fish masala, salt & curry leaves in a mixer to a fine paste.
Coat the fish well with the masala mixture and keep aside for 10 min.
Heat some oil in a cooking pan and deep fry the fish on medium heat. Make sure both sides are evenly fried. Place the fish on a plantain leaf.
Then take a pan and heat some oil add mustard, curry leaves & sliced shallots and saute well. When it turns slightly brown in colour add the balance masala mixture to the pan and heat well.
Pour the seasoning over the fried fish in the plantain leaf, cover the fish with the leaf and tie it in place. Now we need to heat the leaf pack in a pan. When the leaf gets brown in colour, remove it from the pan.
Then open the leaf pack and enjoy the Mathi Pollichathu!!!