Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fish Molee Recipe / Fish Stew In Coconut Millk

For marination :-
King fish or any firm fleshed fish : 1/2 kg
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice : 1 tsp
Salt : to taste
For gravy :-
Coconut oil : 2 tbsp
Cardamom : 2 
Cloves : 3 
Cinnamon: 1" piece
Bay leaf : 1
Onion : 1 large sliced
Tomato : 1 medium 
Ginger : 1 heaped tsp crushed
Garlic : 1 heaped tsp crushed
Green chillies : 3 slitted 
Shallots : 4
Curry leaves : 3 sprigs 
Thick coconut milk ,1st extract : 1/2 
Thin coconut milk : 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

First clean and pat dry fish.
Marinate fish pieces with the ingredients listed under ' for marination '. Set aside for 15 minutes. Shallow fry them until 3/4 th done, drain on to a kitchen towel.

In a wide pan heat coconut oil , then add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute for few seconds.
Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute until onion turns soft and translucent.
Now add tomato and thin coconut milk. Bring this to a boil. Add salt to taste.
Add the fried fish pieces and mix gently. Cover and cook for few minutes or until the gravy turns thick.
Now add the thick coconut milk and mix gently. Switch off the stove.

Temper with shallots and curry leaves and add more sliced tomatoes , if desired.
Serve with appam.