Kerala Simple Fish Molly

Fish cooked in coconut milk

Kerala Simple Fish Molly

Fish cooked in coconut milk

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Pinky R

Published On: 16 Oct 2002

Rating: 4
12 Votes, 6 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Cut the fish into 1.5inch cubes. (Avoid bony fish.)

Step 2

Make a paste of 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp of chilli powder, 1 tbsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of pepper powder, salt and juice of 1 lemon or 2 tsp vinegar.

Step 3

Apply it on the cut fish and refrigerate for atleast an hour. This can be done a day before too.

Step 4

Medium- fry the fish pieces and keep them aside.

Step 5

Chop the onions and tomatoes into small pieces.

Step 6

Grate the ginger and garlic and slit the green chillies.

Step 7

Add the tamarind to 1/2 cup water.

Step 8

Extract coconut milk so that you have one cup of thick coconut milk and two cups of thin milk.

Step 9

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottom vessel with lid.

Step 10

Splutter the mustard seeds in it.

Step 11

Fry the onion till golden brown followed by ginger, garlic and chillies.

Step 12

Add the tomato and fry till dry.

Step 13

Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, masala and 2 tbsp water. Fry till the masala is fried(be careful not to burn it).

Step 14

Add the two cups of thin coconut milk and the tamarind extract and cook covered.

Step 15

When it starts boiling, reduce the flame.

Step 16

Add salt and the fried fish pieces. Stir carefully so that the fish pieces do not break.

Step 17

Cook covered for 5 minutes in the lowest flame. Turn off the flame.

Step 18

Add the thick coconut milk and stir slowly.

Step 19

Check the salt and spice. Add if necessary.

Step 20

Garnish with curry leaves.

Julie J

Thanx for this amazing recipe......But add only 2 tsp of chilly powder instead of the 3 tbsp. Then it shall taste just as you desire.


please dont follow this recipe...... its not at all fish moly. its too spicy . i tried itand turned out to be a big disaster


hi recepie is very good but i think it is more like fish masala (meen mappasu) someone give me the receipe for fish molly not use any malli or mulaku podi.. people are different anyway thanks


hi.. good recipe!!! thanks


Hi, this recipe is very good. Came out really well.


This is more of a fish masala than fish molly !!!!!!!

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