Fish Moli / Molee

Fish Moli / Molly

Ingredients

Marinade

1. Fish – 1/2 kg (I used  3 fillets of tilapia. You can use other fish such as king fish, pomphret, pearl spot etc. Make a few slits on their flesh.)

2. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

4. Salt – To taste

For the gravy

5. Onion – 1 small, diced or thinly sliced

6. Ginger –  2-3 tsp, thinly sliced

7. Green chilies – 2 – 3, slit

8. Tomato – 1 medium, sliced to rounds

9. Whole spices – Cardamom – 1 – 2, cloves – 2, – 3, Cinnamon – 1” stick, bay leaf – 1)

10. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

11. Medium-thick coconut milk – 1 – 1.5 cup

12. Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

13. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp + 2 tsp

14. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

15. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Clean and wash the fish fillets. Cube them. Marinate them with the ingredients under marinade for at least 30 minutes.  Shallow fry them until 3/4 th done in a wide, deep non-stick pan at medium-low heat (only for about two minutes on each sides, do not brown them) and keep aside.

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2. In  the same pan, add the whole spices at medium heat (add more oil if required). Stir for a few seconds and add onion, ginger and green chilies. Stir until onion turns transparent, then add the medium thick coconut milk, sliced tomatoes, few curry leaves and enough salt. Bring to a boil. Now lower the heat to medium-low and add the shallow fried fish pieces. Swirl the pan gently to mix the fish pieces with the gravy. Cover and cook for 7 – 8 minutes or until the fish pieces are done. Now add the thick coconut milk, 1/4 tsp pepper powder and a few curry leaves. Mix well and switch off. Check for salt. Add 2 tsp coconut oil for an extra taste. Mix well and serve hot with bread or appams.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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