Whether it is a cold winter evening or just a lazy day at home, a yummy stew recipe is perfect for warming you up instantly or energising you to get going. There are plenty of easy and delicious stews that one can cook. There are various ways to prepare a perfect stew with limited ingredients, from vegetable stews to meat and fish recipes. If you are looking for a yummy fish stew recipe, give this Kerala-style fish stew fish molee recipe a try!
The Origin of Kerala Fish Moilee
The dish’s origin dates back to a few centuries ago when the Portuguese colonised India. During that period, Kerala was one of the leading ports in the country. The Portuguese influence significantly impacted Indian trade, culture, and food. Thus, many vegetables and dishes like barbeque, Portuguese stew and vindaloo became part of Indian cuisine.
Kerala was a state where seafood and spices were abundant. The locals cooked authentic Kerala dishes for the Portuguese but could not handle the spicy dishes with equal expertise. That is when modifications came about to make the dish mild. So, instead of red chilli powder, coconut milk was added. The Portuguese enjoyed the dish and called it ‘Lady Molly.’ It was named after the woman who first created the item, and this is how this popular dish Fish Molee came about!
What Is Kerala Fish Molee Recipe?
The authentic fish molee recipe from Kerala is a rich, creamy, mildly spiced fish stew made with tomatoes, green chillies, coconut milk and pepper. It is a traditional Keralite recipe served with pancake-like bread called appam. Fish Molee is also called Fish Molly or Moilee. This recipe is mild and versatile, with the black pepper and green chillies helping to keep the heat down, while the coconut milk makes the dish rich and creamy.
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To prepare this easy fish molee recipe, order our Licious White Pomfret. Available in medium-sized steaks, you can grill, steam, or fry these tasty pomfret pieces to make the perfect fish dish.
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