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.
- 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
- 1 tsp Pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
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.
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.
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.
If you require a thicker gravy please add 2 teaspoons of cornflour to this.
Serve hot with Palappam or bread.