Fish molee / fish molly

  • Ingredients
  •      Fish  pieces – 10 to 12 pieces
  •      Cinnamon  ( patta) – 2 half  inch pieces
  •      Cardamom( elakka) – 2 nos
  •      Fennel seeds- 1 /2  tsp
  •      Sliced onion-1 big
  •      Slit green chillies -4 or 5
  •     Chopped  ginger- 2 tsp
  •     chopped   garlic- 4 cloves
  •     sliced   Tomato-1 medium
  •     Curry  leaves
  •     Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  •     Pepper  powder-  1tsp
  •     Garam masala powder-  1tsp
  •     Chilli powder- 1 /2 tsp
  •     Thin coconut  milk(second extract of coconut milk)- 2 cups
  •     Thick coconut milk (first extract of coconut milk) -1 cup
  •     Vinegar- 1 tsp
  •     Oil-  2 tsp
  •     salt to taste         

For marination

Turmeric   powder          –    1 /2 tsp
Pepper                            –    1 tsp
Ginger paste                      –  1tsp
Garlic paste                       – 1 tsp
salt                                       to taste


 Marinate the fish pieces  using the above ingredients and keep aside for half an hour.

Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish lightly. Do not  wait for fish pieces to turn brown. It should be fried very lightly. Remove fish from oil and  keep aside .

Heat 2 tsp oil in another pan, add cinnamon, cardamom,and fennel seeds and saute for a minute. Next add onion and saute till translucent. Add chilli thinly sliced, ginger, and garlic pieces and saute for a few minutes.
Add  chopped tomatoes and saute well until  pulpy. Next add turmeric powder, pepper powder, chilli powder and  garam masala powder and stir fry for a minute. Pour 2 cups of thin coconut milk along with some salt.

When the coconut  milk is hot, add  the  fried fish pieces and cook covered on medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes till the gravy starts to thicken.

Finally pour 1 cup of thick coconut milk and simmer for another 3-4  minutes. Sprinkle 1 tsp of vinegar. Garnish with more curry leaves. Serve hot with bread.or appam.

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