Fish Molee Recipe

Fish Molee Recipe
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The smell of fried fish combined with the scented aroma of coconut, added to make the gravy thick, and various other spices combines to make one of Kerala's favorite dishes, one that will instill gluttony at first sight or smell.
Fish Molee Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.4 / 10 (8 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Calories Per Serving 478
  • 500 gm Fish Fillet
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 large Onion (thinly sliced diagonally)
  • 1" piece Ginger (cut into long thin strips)
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 2-3 Green Chilies (slit)
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tomato (sliced)
  • 2 cup Thick Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice / Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/ 4 cup Water
How to make Fish Molee:
  • Wash the fish fillets thoroughly and then marinate with turmeric powder and salt. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan and fry the fish fillets until golden brown in color.
  • Take the fillets out of the pan and pour some more oil in the pan. Heat it.
  • Add the mustard seeds. Allow to crackle.
  • In the same oil, fry onions, garlic and ginger till they get cooked.
  • Add chopped green chilies, curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Now add the tomatoes and saute for a minute more. Do not mash the tomatoes.
  • Add the pepper powder, water, lemon juice, chili powder and salt to the above.
  • Cook at lower flame for 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and simmer the gravy for 3 to 4 minutes until it becomes thick.
  • Now add the fried fish fillets carefully to the above and cook for another 2-3 minutes or till the fish completely absorbs it.
  • Now put off the flame.
  • Fish Molee is ready. Serve it with boiled rice.

Reviews and Ratings:
Deepa posted 11/09/2011
Excellent recipie. Tasty and a quick win.