Meen Moilee/ Molee | How to make Meen Moilee/ Molee

By Rekha Unni  |  12th May 2018  |  
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About Meen Moilee/ Molee Recipe

Delicious Kerala Fish curry cooked in turmeric and coconut milk, this is one of the curry that's frequently made at my home

Meen Moilee/ Molee

Ingredients to make Meen Moilee/ Molee

  • 500g Firm Fleshed Sea fish
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • onion 1 large thinly, sliced
  • tomato 1 small sliced
  • ginger 1 inch piece crushed
  • garlic 2 cloves crushed
  • Black pepper Powder : 1 tsp
  • Thick coconut milk -1st extract ½ cup
  • Semi Thick coconut milk - 2nd extract ½ cups
  • Thin coconut Milk - 3rd extract 1 cup
  • mustard seeds : ½ tsp
  • curry leaves : 2 Sprig
  • Green chilies 3 slit
  • vinegar 1 tbsp
  • coconut Oil 2 tbsp +1 tsp
  • Additional oil for Shallow Fry

How to make Meen Moilee/ Molee

  1. Marinade the fish with salt,lemon juice and turmeric and keep it aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan and slightly fry marinated fish pieces (50% cooked) on a medium heat and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a earthen vessel and splutter mustard seeds
  4. Add the ginger, garlic and saute for a minute.Add the sliced onion, curry leaves, green chilies and saute till it becomes soft and translucent.
  5. Add the tomatoes and saute for a minute.Add the pepper powder and simmer the heat
  6. Add thin coconut milk and salt and mix well.Add the fried fish pieces carefully, cover and cook the fish for 3-4 minutes
  7. Add the 2nd extract - semi thick coconut milk and hold onto the sides of the pan and swirl it until the fish is well totally immersed in the gravy. Let it cook slowly for sometime till the fish completly absorbs it. Do not use laddle as fish pieces might break
  8. Add the thick coconut milk and cook on low heat for a minute and gently shake vessel so that it gets mixed. Do not stir fish with any spoon or ladle. Switch off
  9. Add vinegar and gently shake vessel. Drizzle 1 tsp coconut oil on top. Serve hot with rice

Reviews for Meen Moilee/ Molee (1)

Hema Mallika year ago

Would love to try this.