Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fish Moli

Fish moli

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.

Fish moli


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
4 cloves
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.


Seena said...

athey nannayittundu photo. ini madi koodathe idakkokke onnu mukham kaanikkane..
me too have moli version but little diff.

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou dear!!:)

Rachel said...

nothing like fish moli with appam or white bread!!!

Happy cook said...

Delicious. I love them. They are just delicious.

Mishmash ! said...

Finally!!! so glad to see you back and posting again :) Pls pls keep posting..we missed u and wonderful sense of humor :)

Guess what I had for dinner last moli and bread :) mine is almost the same garlic and no whole spices...just the garam masala...


remya said...

Fish moli and appam taste them a lot....i havent made it myself...really mouthwatering...

RP said...

yum! Mine is a little different too. I have to try this one with whole spices. Sounds good.
Welcome back! :)

Cynthia said...

I think I am going to start a "send Cynthia to Kerala fund" :D I've just got to visit there.

Little Poetess said...



Shella said...

This used to be a special treat when we used to visit ammuma. Makes me nostalgic.

vineetha said...

All ur recipes look yummy..Ur presentation is also excellent..Hats off to u for that.I am just a beginner in blogging and very poor in presentation... have to learn it from you :)

Mandira said...

the fish moli looks delicious. Great presentation too!

Bharathy said...

Droolingggggg :)....

tins said...

Great mushroom stirfry. I was wondering what to do with all the mushrooms i bought. Thank you and keep up the good work =D

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