Fish Moilee

Fish cooked in cashewnut paste and coconut milk

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Fish Moilee

Fish cooked in cashewnut paste and coconut milk

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Spicy Treats

Published On: 18 Aug 2010

Rating: 4
2 Votes, 1 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1

Marinate fish pieces with pepper powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2

In a frying pan, heat sunflower oil and shallow fry the marinated fish. Fry on both sides till fish turns golden brown in color.
Note: Over frying will make the fish very hard, so be careful that you do not overdo the frying.

Step 3

In a mixer, powder the cashew nuts without adding any water. Once powdered, add 2tbsp of the thin coconut milk and grind till it is in a thick paste form. Check consistency and add one more tbsp if required.

Step 4

Heat oil in a small pan and add tomato pieces and salt. Saute till tomato blends well. Keep this aside.

Step 5

Heat oil in a wok and splutter mustard seeds. Saute onions till translucent. Do not over fry the onions.

Step 6

Add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a minute.

Step 7

Add coriander powder, chilly powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Saute for a minute.

Step 8

Add the thin coconut milk and boil the mix.

Step 9

Next add the fried fish to the wok. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Step 10

Add the previously sauted tomato to the wok. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 11

Add the thick coconut milk and the thick cashew nut paste. Mix well.

Step 12

Add curry leaves, crushed cardamom and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
:- The consistency of this curry should be slightly thick and not very watery. If it is too watery, open and cook for some more time till the gravy dries up a little.

Step 13

Can be served with both roti and rice. Serve hot.

Dorothy Al

Tried it out today with Perch Nile Fish. Turned out very nice and tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

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