Recipes - Fish Jeere Meeri (Jeera Pepper)


6 – 8 medium  lady fish (Kane fish)  or 50 silver fish

To grind:

3 - 4 small red chillies
 6 - 7 long red chillies /kashmiri chillies 
1 medium onion 
¼  tsp. jeera/cumin
5-6 pepper corns
5-6 garlic flakes
Marble size of tamarind 
½ tsp. turmeric  powder


2 tbsp. oil
1 onion (sliced)
½  tsp. sugar (optional)
Salt as per taste


Clean fish and set aside.  Grind the ingredients mentioned above to a fine paste adding little water.  Reserve the masala  water separately after grinding.  Heat oil and fry sliced onion till light brown, add the masala paste and salt and fry the masala for two  to three minutes.  Keep on adding masala water little by little and fry until the raw aroma fades. Adjust the consistency of the gravy to medium thick by adding enough water and bring to a boil. Add sugar ( optional).  Add the fish and  give a boil.
Serve with steamed rice.

Comment on this article

  • Lynette, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 12 2020

    I add 2-3 tablespoons coconut and 1tsp coriander to the masala and it comes out thick and tasty. No short chilly. Only long chilly.

  • Richard, Bantwal

    Wed, May 06 2015

    I did not get what I searched for

  • shameen, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. Prepared it without sugar . Came out well

  • jasmine, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 01 2014

    thanks for the recipe. It is a age old recipe. if cocunut milk or cashewnut with almond milk its taste is unexplainable... try out.. you will not only eat and enjoy but lick even your fingers.. sugar is not at all needed then...

  • Padmanabha Shenoy, Udyavar/Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Sep 29 2014

    I prepared this dish and came out very well....thanks for the receipe. I did not added the sugar.Added a little corriender seeds in masala.

Leave a Comment

Title: Fish Jeere Meeri (Jeera Pepper)

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.