June 8, 2017

Srilankan Spicy Sailfish Curry / Thalapath Mirisata / Spicy Olameen Curry & Food Product Review on "FishandMeat"

After 2 months of fasting for our Temple function, the past couple of weeks was filled with Non - veg delicacies. Seafood holds a special place in my kitchen, especially Fish is my family's most favourite food. Our Sundays will be mostly like, getting up early to travel almost 6 kms to get some fresh catch. Though we have a market nearby, the bitter experience on the taste and freshness of seafood made us to skip it. Being a foodie family, only a tasty food gives happiness, satisfaction and makes our weekend the BEST :)

The worst part is when we can't travel to our favourite market or when we get craving over seafood on weekdays. We being in a place where no super markets are nearby, my most of the grocery list is being purchased through online including non veg at times. Nowadays, buying online meat and fish products is a common thing but it spoils the mood of cooking when the product is received in a improper way. Once it happened for me so as to make me return the meat for its bad quality.

But my recent food product (fish) from "FishandMeat" was Completely satisfactory. FishandMeat is an e-commerce firm operating solely in Hyderabad and serving fresh seafood and meat. It is a FSSAI and Halal certified firm operating with strict food and safety standards. The service was amazing and transparent. They provided me with the proper information on delivery time and as promised, the product got delivered too with neatly packed. Since, I had tried few online gourmet products, the package of this product really amazed me. It was neat and hygienic. The fish was sealed in a cover and then kept in a box, surprisingly so, the quality of the box was also strong. From a customer point of view, these things really add value and also gives 100% satisfaction. Personally, I felt the pricing is also reasonable.

If you are in Hyderabad, do visit their page and order your food product to get fresh and clean fish n meat at your door step. Delivery slots are available based on customer preference along with pre-order options. Click HERE to go to their website. I found their Facebook page very interesting with their facts and tips on Fish and Meat. Click HERE to view their Facebook page.

Absolutely no pain in washing the pieces. The sailfish pieces as such was so fresh and clean - all that it required was a quick wash.

Being a Fish lover, I was so tempted to prepare a curry immediately after receiving the product ( Sail Fish ). This is the first time, I heard about this variety of fish and after doing some research, found that this fish is very much popular in Srilanka. So, prepared a spicy Srilankan style fish curry using Sailfish which I learnt from youtube, but made few changes according to my family's taste. This curry is called as Thalapath Mirisita in Sinhala. Sailfish which is popularly known as Thalapath in Sinhala, Olameen in Malayalam and Koppara & Mayil Meen in Tamil has lots of nutritional values. Sailfish is a nutrient dense food which helps to control blood pressure, cholesterol etc. In addition, it is also rich in proteins and Vitamins. The pieces almost look like meat which no bones and personally, I loved it :) Apart from the curry, this variety of fish can be fried or baked.

The freshly ground masala is cooked along with the fish to give a delicious spicy and tangy flavoured curry which goes perfect with Rice. I have included ginger garlic paste in this recipe which can also be substituted with the fresh ones. The addition of onion paste is my enhancement to make the curry - my style with our preferred consistency. The addition of pepper corns, green chillies and red chilli powder gives a fabulous spicy taste to the curry. If you are a spicy food lover, then this is a must try recipe. 

The taste and flavour of this curry reminded me of Kerala fish curry because of the addition of Kudampuli. The preparation is also similar to the Kerala cuisine. Apart from Rice, this curry goes perfect with Idly, Dosa or Appam. 

Ingredients :

250 gms Sail Fish / Thalapath / Olameen pieces 
1 Onion, thinly sliced 
2 inch Cinnamon stick
2 - 3 Green chillies, sliced 
1 Tbsp Red chilli powder 
Salt to taste 
3 Tbsp Oil 
3 Sprigs of Curry leaves

To grind :

2 Goraka / Kudampuli / Kokum ( soaked in water for 30 minutes ) 
1 Onion 
1 Elachi 
2 Lavang
1 Tsp Pepper corns 
1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste 

Method :

Dry roast red chilli powder and keep aside.

Grind the ingredients given in "To grind" into fine paste by adding little water and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions followed by curry leaves.

Saute till it turns translucent and add green chillies.

Saute for half a minute and add the ground paste followed by cinnamon stick and red chilli powder.

Mix well and add the fish pieces along with 1 - 1/2 cups of water.

Add the required amount of salt and cook it for 15 minutes in a medium flame or till the fish gets cooked.

Once done, remove from the flame and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with plain Rice, Idly, Dosa or Appam. 

                          Stay tuned for an another interesting recipe using Sailfish / Olameen.

Disclaimer : This is an honest review based on my experience Only !


  1. wow..fish looks super fresh...yummy curry with steamed rice :)

  2. Amazing recipe. Loved it 😋