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Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

 

 

Fish molee is a popular Kerala style preparation. This gravy goes well with Rice, hoppers as well as string hoppers.

 

 

Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Fish molee is a popular Kerala style preparation. This gravy goes well with Rice, hoppers as well as string hoppers. Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Ingredients
  

  • 750 gms Fish Any Firm fleshed steaks
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder

For the Gravy

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 2 - 3 Onion Sliced
  • 2 tomatoes (Quartered)
  • 5 - 6 green chillies Slit
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel powder
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk Thick (1st Extract)
  • 2 - 1/4 cups Coconut milk Thin (2nd extract)
  • to taste Salt

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the fish steaks with turmeric powder, salt and pepper powder and keep aside for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Lightly fry the fish on both sides.
  • It needn't be brown in colour.
  • Frying the fish will help in keeping it firm.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another pan (preferably wide pan).
  • Add the mustard seeds, When they start to splutter, add the curry leaves and sliced onion.
  • When the onion turns slightly pink and opaque, add the green chillies, ginger paste and garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
  • Add the turmeric powder and fennel powder and stir for a few seconds.
  • Tip in the tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the thin coconut milk.
  • Check and adjust the seasoning.
  • When it starts to boil, add the fried fish steaks into it.
  • Hold the pan and shake a bit.
  • It is better that spoon is not used lest it breaks the fish.
  • If you need the gravy to be more sour, you may add vinegar.
  • Finally add the thick coconut milk and shake again.
  • When it starts to boil, switch off heat.
  • This curry goes well with Rice, Hoppers (Appam), String Hoppers(Idiyappam) etc.

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