Fish Moli is very popular dish during any special occasion in Kerala. It is a kind of stew made with coconut milk.
It can be eaten with bread or Appams.
1 kg black pomfret
4 green chilies
1 inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 stick cinnamon
3 pods cardamom
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp vinegar
½ cup water
Salt to taste.
Remove skin, clean and cut the fish into medium sized pieces. Marinate with garam masala and salt, and keep aside for half an hour.
Shallow fry or grill the fish (I grilled it instead of frying).Heat oil in a pan and fry cloves, cinnamon and cardamom for a minute. Add onion, ginger, chilli, and garlic and curry leaves and sauté well. Add turmeric and stir for one minute then add water. When water begins to boil, add fish, cover and cook for some time.
Now add coconut milk. Heat for a few seconds. Just before mixture begins to boil, add vinegar and remove from fire .Garnish with slices of tomatoes.
This goes to RCI-Kerala ,hosted at Currybazaar.