15 October 2011

Fish Molee / Fish in Thick Coconut Sauce

Fish Molee is the non spicy version of fish curry. Fish is stewed in thick coconut milk. It can be made with King Fish or Pomfret. The aroma of the spices, fresh fish, coconut milk along with curry leaves renders a delicious flavour to the curry. This is one of the best combination with Kerala Appams. In the Malabar(North) region of Kerala it is served with bread during housewarming and  parties.

Pomfret - 8 slices

For Marination:

Turmeric- 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Lime/ Vinegar- 1 tbsp

For Curry:
Onions - 4 (medium size) thinly sliced
Chilly - 6 slit
Tomato - 3
Ginger- 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 '' piece
Clove- 3
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk - 2 cups
Salt - as required
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Coconut Oil - for shallow frying + 2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup

Clean the fish and pat dry.
Marinate it with lime/vinegar, turmeric and salt for 1/2 hour.
Shallow fry the fish till half cooked on both sides on low heat. Transfer to paper towels and set aside.
In a pan saute onions, ginger and chillies. It should be half cooked.
Add tomatoes, coconut milk, cinnamon, clove, pepper powder and salt.
Cook on slow flame. Add fish pieces slowly. Pour the gravy over the fish. Do not stir else the fish will break.
Cook for 10 minutes on slow flame.
Remove from fire.
Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Fish is shallow fried so that it does not break while adding to curry and so that there is a crisp taste.
Coriander leaves are added to remove the fishy smell. :)

Sending this post to the Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Khushi


  1. adipoli checheeee..perfect..kurachu palappam koodi eduthooooooo

  2. Hey sweets, curry looks scrumptious. Loved your manchatti too :)

  3. Omg, ur clicks itself makes me hungry,wat a fabulous looking fish molee.

  4. wow.. that looks so wonderful.. I LOVE any kind of fish curry

  5. Fish Molee luks delectably Good.Yumm impressive Click Dear.Luv it.

  6. coconut and fish...wonderful combination..looks delicious... fabulous clicks...

  7. I love moilee..We make a veggie verso=ion of it from paneer...Loved your version & spices used..Bookamrked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner


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