Roe Omelette/ Parinjil Appam

Yet another speciality dish of Kerala- Roe Omelette or fish egg omelette. We get fish eggs only in the month of June and July in Kerala and I remember mom used to buy loads of it and it will be two months of celebration- she will make all possible recipes with the fish roe. Here, the Roe is of a big fish (I dont know which one, coz I didnt buy the fish. The fishmonger was selling just the fish eggs...o yes, it was like striking a lottery!!!!!)

Fish Roe: 1/2 kg
Onion: 1 medium diced
Green Chillies: 3 chopped
Ginger: 1 inch chopped fine
Curry leaves: a sprig
Salt and Pepper: as required.
Oil: 1 tbsp

Mash the Roe and mix it with all the other ingredients except oil. Water will ooze out from the Roe.
Heat a pan and smear oil.
Pour a ladle of the roe mix onto the pan like how we make omelette.

Let it cook and then turn it once.
When cooked, serve warm.


  1. Nice and tasty looking omelette
    Roe is not easily available everywhere..

  2. :( i agree not getting parinjial easily ,but anyways thanks for posting will go to market ans see if i can get some