Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fish Molee/Fish Stew

Fish Molee is a tasty, South Indian fish curry.Here the fish is prepared in coconut milk.And for me,this is one curry I can make my kids eat fish...ha !! Here the fish is slightly fried first and then added into the gravy and with the addition of the coconut milk elevates the taste of the curry.
King Fish               8-10 pieces
Chilly powder          1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder      1/4 tsp
Ginger paste           1/4 tsp
Garlic paste            1/4 tsp
Salt                       to taste
Curry leaves            few
Oil                        for shallow frying
Marinate the fish pieces adding chilly powder,turmeric powder,ginger-garlic paste and salt.Keep this aside for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes shallow fry these fishes.Add a few curry leaves while frying.Take out the fishes when they turn golden brown and keep them aside.
Now for the gravy:
Cinnamon stick          2 small pieces
Cardamom                1
Cloves                     3
Onion                      3 (medium,finely chopped)
Garlic chopped          2 tsp
Ginger chopped         2 tsp
Green chilly              4(slit)
Tomato                   1 big(round slices)
Lime juice                2 tsp
Turmeric powder      3/4 tsp
Pepper powder        1/4 tsp
Thin Coconut Milk     2 cups
Thick   ''          ''        1 and 1/4 cups
Curry leaves     2 sprigs
Salt                 to taste
Oil       2 tbsp
-Heat oil in a wok,add cinnamon,cardamom and cloves.
-Add the chopped onions,ginger, garlic and green chilly;saute till onion becomes soft.
-Add the tomatoes,curry leaves,turmeric powder and pepper powder.Saute well.
-Now add the thin(2nd extract) coconut milk and salt.Let it boil.
-When its  boiling add the fried fishes.
-After 1 minute add the thick coconut milk and when it starts to boil, off the flame.
-Add the lime juice and mix well.
-Serve with Rotis,Appam or Bread.
*You can use Pomfret also instead of King fish and use fresh ones.
*Use fresh coconut to extract coconut milk


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