Fish Molee: Make A Rich Fish Stew

Easy to make and super nutritious, Fish stew is an ideal meal for any time of the day. When it comes to making Kerala style fish curries or stews, the spice may be on the higher side. However, the recipe we’re sharing now is only mildly spicy, and is prepared with creamy coconut milk. Check out the recipe below.

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Fish Molee: Make A Rich Fish Stew
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Marination
For the curry
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Marination
For the curry
Instructions
  1. Take a large bowl and add turmeric powder, black pepper powder, lemon juice and salt. Take the fish pieces and coat them in the marinade. Let the fish marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Take a pan and add some oil to it. Heat it over medium flame. Then add the fish slices and fry them for a few minutes. Take the slices out on a plate and set them aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Once the mustard seeds start to crackle, add the onions, ginger-garlic and sauté the mixture. Stir until the onions turn translucent. Then add tomatoes and cook for a minute.
  4. To the onions and tomatoes in the pan add turmeric powder, salt, black pepper powder and red chilli powder and cook for a minute. Then add thin coconut milk and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the fish slices in the curry and cook them for 8-10 minutes. Bring the curry to boil. Then add thick coconut milk and tamarind paste. Cook for another minute. Once the fish is cooked, take it off the stove and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

You can top the stew with some coconut oil in the end to give an extra kick of flavour. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Fish can I use for this recipe?

You can use any type of fish steak or fillet for this recipe. 

Can I use regular vegetable oil to make this recipe?

Yes. You can use regular vegetable oil to make this recipe.

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