Fish Molee


Fish Fillets: 8-10 pieces
Tomato: 1 medium, cut lengthwise
Onion: 1 medium, chopped
Garlic: 3 cloves, minced
Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 1/2 tsp
Green chillies: 5, cut lengthwise
Curry Leaves: 10 leaves
Cilantro: Few
Turmeric Powder: 3/4 tsp
Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder: 3 tsp
Vinegar or Lemon juice: 1 1/2 tsp
Coconut Milk, thick: 2 1/2 cup
Oil & Salt

  • Marinate cleaned fish fillets with ginger-garlic paste, salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2tsp chilli powder, and 1 tsp pepper powder
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry fish on each side for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. (No need to cook the fish through completely at this point)
  • Place the fish on paper towel to soak up the excess oil
  • Add more oil in the same pan if necessary
  • Add onion, garlic, and green chillies and saute for 5 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and rest of pepper powder and turmeric powder and mix it well with onion.
  • Stir for about 3 minutes and add enough salt to the onion mixture
  • Add the coconut milk and let it heat up in medium-low flame
  • Add the fried fish fillets and cover it and simmer it for few minutes
  • Add vinegar or lemon juice, cilantro leaves, and curry leaves and mix very gently without breaking the fish fillets
  • Serve with Appam or Rice.


  1. Hey
    First time here!!!
    You have a cute space..Fish molee is my fav,i made it as my 50th post..
    Looks divine!!!

  2. Thank you for he comment Sarah! Just peeked through your site. Very neat. Nicely done!!! Will check for updates often.


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