Orange Chromide (‘Pallathi’ in Malayalam) is a small fresh water fish found in paddy fields and rivers of Kerala. There are many black dots on the fish and one dot will be visible clearly. Pallathi fish to be deep fried to consume as it has lots of tiny bones. This fish recipe can be used for any podimeen (small fish) like Netholi/ Kozhuva/ Chooda (anchovy fish) fry recipes in Kerala style.
1. Add coconut oil to marinate the fish instead of water for better marination.
2. Don’t add any other masala or ginger, garlic etc for frying small fishes. It will change the fish’s taste.