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Fish Molee

Fish Molee

Brief Description

Fish Molee is a popular South Indian style of fish curry. Coconut milk is the main ingredient of this recipe. This recipe is good for those people who don’t love to have spicy food.

Preparation Time 15 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients For Fish Molee

  • Fish fillet – 500g  
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon  
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoon  
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon  
  • Thinly sliced large onion - 1
  • Long thin strips of ginger - 1" size  
  • Finely chopped garlic cloves - 2 large
  • Slit green chilies – 2 to 3
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Sliced tomato - 1
  • Thick coconut milk - 2 cup
  • Vinegar/ lime juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt acc to taste
  • Water - 1/ 4 cup

Fish Molee

How To Make Fish Molee

  • Clean the fish fillets properly. Marinate the fish fillets with salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat coconut oil in a sauce pan. Put the marinated fish fillets into it. Fry the fish fillets until the color changes to golden brown.
  • Now take out the fish fillets from the sauce pan. Add more oil to the pan and heat it.
  • Now add some mustard seeds to the pan and fry till the seeds start sparkling.
  • Fry ginger, garlic, and onions in the same oil and cook until they done.
  • Now add curry leaves and chopped green chilies to the pan and fry for about 1 minute.
  • Put tomatoes into the pan and cook for about 1 minute. Make sure tomatos do not get mashed.
  • Now add water, chili powder, and pepper powder, salt and lemon juice to the above mixture.
  • Sauté over a low flame for about 2 mins.
  • Now add coconut milk to the above and cook the mixture for about 4-5 mins until the gravy becomes thicker.  
  • Now put fried fish fillets into the gravy and again cook for 3 more minutes. Make sure that the fish absorbs completely.  
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Fish Molee is ready to serve. Serve it with plain boiled rice.

Fish Molee

Some Useful Tips

  • Use only fresh coconut milk. It works best instead of preserved coconut milk because it leaves a different flavor and would not satisfy your taste.
  • Serve it with steamed plain rice.

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