Fish Molly

Fish moolie or fish molee is a spicy fish and coconut dish of possible Portuguese or Indian origin. It is common in India, Malaysia and Singapore.

Author Nalan


  • 1/2 kg King fish
  • 2 medium Onion
  • 1 tbsp each Ginger & Garlic (crushed)
  • 4 Green chilli
  • 5 - 6 Small onion
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 medium stick Cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 Tomato
  • 1 cup Thin Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Medium Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Thick Coconut milk
  • Salt, oil & curry leaves accordingly

For Marination

  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt


  1. Marinate the fish pieces with pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt & lemon juice. Keep it for half an hour. Shallow fry the marinated fish for just 2-3 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cardamom,cinnamon & cloves. Add crushed ginger garlic & green chillies. Add small & big onions. Once the onion becomes soft add thin coconut milk. Let it boil. Add the fried fish pieces & add salt.

  3. When the gravy becomes little thick add medium coconut milk.After that add tomatoes & curry leaves when the gravy becomes thick. Once the tomatoes is cooked add thick coconut milk & just heat it.

  4. If you require a thicker gravy please add 2 teaspoons of cornflour to this.

  5. Serve hot with Palappam or bread.


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