Fish molee / moily

Curry Pot with Fish Fillet and rice - Fish Deli, Chadstone AUD11.80
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Fish molee or meen molee is a preparation where fish is stewed in mildly flavored yellow coconut gravy and tastes very good with rice

Fish – 500 gms (pomfret / pearl spot)
Onion – 2 nos (chopped)
Tomato – 2 nos (chopped)
Garlic – 10 cloves (chopped)
Ginger – ½ inch (julienned)
Green chili – 5 nos (slit and seeded)
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lime juice – 2 tbsp
Coconut milk – 1 and ½ cups
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

  1. Clean and cut fish into big chunky pieces
  2. Arrange onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, green chilies and curry leaves in this order in layers in a pan.
  3. Arrange the fish on top and sprinkle turmeric, salt and lime juice and pour about ¾ cup water
  4. Cover pan and cook on medium heat bringing it to boil
  5. Simmer the heat and let it cook for further 10 minutes
  6. Add coconut milk and simmer for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat
  7. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.
  8. Post it sputters, add the contents to fish molee and mix gently. Be careful not to break the cooked fish
  9. Serve

*you can use prawns in place of fish
* you can serve it with aapam, idiappam and pathriri too

Till next time…happy cooking!

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