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Thursday 9 July 2009

Fish Molee


It is a long time since I have been able to update my blog. Today I am able to bring in one of the well known fish curries of Kerala.
Fish Molee is a kerala dish, flavoured with coconut milk. It is not spicy but has its own unique taste.

Ingredients:
1. Fish - 1kg.
2. Onions - 1/2 cup(sliced finely)
3. Ginger sliced finely - 2 tsp.
4. Green chillies - 10
5. Coconut cream or thick milk - 1 can
6. Vinegar - 1 tblsp.
7. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp.
8. Pepper powder - 1 tsp. or as per taste
9. Cornflour - 1/2 tsp.
10.Cloves - 6
11.Cinnamon - 2 small pieces
12.Curry leaves as required
13.Salt as required
14.Oil
15.Chilli Powder -1 tsp.

Method:
* Cut the fish pieces into medium size and marinate it with a little chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep it for half an hour.
* Put some oil in a pan and lightly fry the fish. This helps to keep the fish intact when it is put in the curry.
* In another vessel add some oil and saute the onions. When it is brown add the cornflour, pepper powder, chilli poder, turmeric powder and curry leaves and saute a little more.
* Add some water to 1/4 can of coconut milk and make it light. Add this to the sauted masala along with green chillies, ginger, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
Cover the vessel and cook it for 10 minutes.
* Add the fried fish pieces and let it cook for some more time. Lastly add the rest of the coconut milk and take it off the fire.