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Kerala style Fish Molee/Moly

Anupa Joseph
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Kerala style Fish Molee/Moly RECIPE

Fish in coconut gravy

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Kerala
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 450 gms of fish cleaned and cut into pieces
  2. 1 tsp of vinegar
  3. 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp of pepper powder
  5. 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  6. salt to taste
  7. 3/4 cup of sliced onion - preferably red onions
  8. 1 tbsp of finely chopped ginger
  9. 1 tbsp fo finely chopped garlic
  10. 2-3 green chillies slit length wise
  11. 2-3 cardamom
  12. 2-3 cloves
  13. 1 stick of cinnamon
  14. 1/2 tsp of garam masala
  15. 1/2 tsp of pepper powder
  16. 1 cup of thin coconut milk
  17. 1 cup of medium coconut milk
  18. 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk
  19. A strand of curry leaves
  20. oil for fish to be shallow fried
  21. 2 tbsp of oil
  22. salt to taste
  23. 1 large tomato sliced


  1. In a bowl, take some water and add a tsp of salt and vinegar in it. Now rinse the fish pieces in it. Drain off excess water and remove the fish pieces on to another bowl.
  2. Marinate the fish pieces with turmeric powder, pepper powder, lemon juice and salt. Keep it in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  3. Shallow fry the fish pieces until they are almost cooked. Remove it on to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. When they splutter, add ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chillies. Add sliced onion, salt and mix it.
  5. Once the onion turns tender, add garam masala and pepper powder. Give it a mix and add the thin coconut milk. Let it come to a boil.
  6. Add the medium coconut milk and fried fish pieces. Let it get heated until it starts to boil. Add the thick coconut milk and stir it well.
  7. Now line the sliced tomatoes on top of the curry. Cover the pan and let it cook on low heat for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove it from the heat and serve it hot with Appam, bread or chapati.

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Sukhmani Bedi
Sukhmani Bedi   May-02-2017

one of my favourites

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