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24 Mar 2008

Fish Molee

Some times I would think fish molee would be the best Kerala fish curry that is suitable for those who donot love spicy curries , especially non-Indians. I had this thought whenever my husband took some Indian curry dishes to his office, his colleagues (he is the only Indian there) started shedding tears because of the spiciness, though I had prepared them using very less quantity of spices.. :D (It is not the matter, still they want Indian food) My kids too behave like that, they are not ready to eat spicy things, so I make this curry often for them.

Fish Molee Ingredients
Fish fillets 6 medium size
onion 1 medium size
tomato 1
green chillies 2 or 3
ginger julienned 1 inch piece
garlic cloves chopped 2
garlic and ginger paste 2 tsp
pepper powder 3 tsp
chilli powder optional
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp optional
curry leaves few
coriander leaves few
coconut milk 2 1/2 cups thick
coconut oil 2 Tbsp

How to prepare
Clean fish. Marinate it with garlic and ginger paste, salt and 1 tsp pepper powder.
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Fry fish fillets in this. No need to make a crispy fry, but just frying outer part is needed.
Take fillets out of the pan, saute onion and garlic in the same oil. When it is transparent, saute julienned ginger and slit green chillies. Saute for a while until the aroma of ginger comes out.
Add remaining 2 tsp pepper powder, turmeric powder and tomatoes. Stir for a while and add the coconut milk.Add enough salt.When it is hot, add fish fillets, and boil on a low flame. When the curry turns little thick, add lime juice , remaining 1/2 cup thick coconut milk, curry leaves and mix. Remove from fire. Garnish with coriander leaves.
If you find the curry is not thick (this happens if your coconut milk is not enough thick) add 1 or 2 tsp corn flour and boil.

Fish Molee goes well with Appams..


  1. wow!!! fish moli n appam looks grt..drooling here... i havent tried making fiah moli by myself yet...feel like i must try it...i had eaten at restaurants both delicious cabbages ...

  2. I love moli, but love to eat fiery,I won't add tomato :) Looks delicious with appam :)

  3. Those aapamms and curry look great, Seena! Drool!

  4. wow...this sure is delicious and and white bread goes equally well with this...

  5. wow seena!!!fishmolee is my all time favourite.i also prepare it the same the combination of appam and fish molee...yummmmmmmmyyy:)

  6. Looks wonderful, Seena! Molee is something that I've wanted to try making, but haven't yet. This looks very doable! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. I must try this with cauliflower... looks great with the aapam.

  8. gravy looks delecious seena

  9. my fave with bread and appam!

  10. u are right, it does work well with non indians coz it resembles their stews too. ur recipe reminded me i haven't made this in a while.

  11. Seena, this fish looks delicious. We love Indian food, although at times it makes me cry too for being too spicy:)) Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Wow..recipe was very straight fwd..tried it out and was amazingly delicious..will def make it one of my dishes for my weekend home dinner with friends!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Thank u Reina, you made me happy.. :)

  14. Thanks for this delicious yummy dish..It was easy to prepare & it turned out very well..

  15. Thanks Dear Parvathy for the feed back! :)

  16. looks good, will surely try out..

  17. what fish filets are best to use,,,,We get only tilapia here!!

  18. I make with king fish / ayakkoora normally.. ;)


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