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 fried first and then added into the gravy.
King Fish               10-12 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 Kingfish.
*Use fresh coconut to extract coconut milk

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