March 14, 2010

Fish Moilee

A fish curry of Kerala style made with coconut milk. This will be a different fish and the gravy is mild and has a little sweet taste because of the coconut milk.


2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium onions
1 tblsp oil
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tsp lemon juice
600 gms river fish
2 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
3 green chillies (slit to half)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste


• Clean, wash and cut fish into medium sized pieces.

• Apply a little salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder and lime juice on fish pieces and keep aside for 15 minutes.

• Heat oil in a pan and cook the marinated fish pieces. Cook them on both sides. Keep these cooked fish aside
• Heat up oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds.
• When the mustard seeds crackle, mix in curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds.
• Mix in cut onions and stir fry until soft and translucent.
• Mix in ginger and garlic pastes, slit green chillies, pepper and coriander powder and ½ cup of coconut milk.
• Add the fish pieces and salt to this and keep this covered on low flame for 15 mts.
• Mix in the rest of coconut milk and stir fry covered on low heat up for about 5 minutes.
• Serve hot with rice.

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