Fish Molee / Molly ( Meen Molee )


1/2 kg fish pieces ( I used kingfish)
1 tsp pepper powder
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 large onion, thinly sliced
5-6 green chillies, slit
1 tomato, sliced
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 cardamoms
3 cloves
1 piece cinnamon
1 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 tbsp vinegar
curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Clean the fish pieces and marinate it with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, pepper powder, lemon juice and salt and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and slightly fry the marinated fish pieces on medium heat and keep it aside.
  3. In a large pan, heat oil and splutter cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  4. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a minute. 
  5. Add thinly sliced onion, curry leaves and slit green chillies and saute till it becomes soft and transparent.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well. Then add sliced tomato and saute for a minute.
  7. Add thin coconut milk to this and bring to a boil. Add fried fish pieces and salt, mix gently and cook covered for few minutes until the gravy becomes thick.
  8. Then add the thick coconut milk and mix gently and cook for a minute.  Add vinegar and few curry leaves and switch off the flame.
  9. Serve with appam, idiyappam etc…

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