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Fish Molly

Fish Molly

Kerala style fish molly/molee is a mild and delicious curry-fish and coconut milk stew. Fish molie is made with generous amount of coconut milk, and has a creamy and rich taste.It's got a class of its own and will surely tickle your taste buds.If you ever travel to Kerala, make sure you try this creamy coconut fish curry with appam. Appam is a lacy fermented pancake made with rice and coconut milk. This is one classic combination that you got to try.
Kerala is the land of coconuts,fish and spices.Coconut is quintessential in Kerala cooking.Fish  Molly is a traditional dish,very popular in Kerala which is made on special occasions.The recipe is simple to follow,get your ingredients together and try this recipe,you will surely love it. This stew goes well with appam and bread.

For the marinade
Fish -1 lb ( I used King fish)
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice/vinegar- 1 tsp
Oil for frying
( I used coconut oil)

For the sauce
Shallots finely chopped- 10
Onion thinly sliced- 1/2
Tomato- 1
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 4-5
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Cinnamon stick-2 pieces
Fennel seeds- a pinch
Whole pepper- 5-6
Thick coconut milk- 3/4 cup
Thin coconut milk- 1 cup
Curry leaves- 2 springs

Cut fish into medium sized pieces and marinate pepper powder, salt and vinegar/lemon juice and keep aside for twenty minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry and keep aside.
In the same oil add mustard seeds and when it crackles add,cloves,cinnamon, fennel seeds and cardamon and slightly roast till there is a nice aroma. Add curry leaves,green chilly, sliced onion, shallots and salt fry till they change color. Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric and fry for one more minute. Now add thin coconut milk, the fried fish and chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook till the sauce thickens and the fish becomes soft. Finally add the thick coconut and simmer for one more minute. Do not allow it to boil. Remove from heat and add some fresh curry leaves and a tsp of coconut oil.Serve warm with appam or bread.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Rich & Succulent..Love to have some with those rotis..btw,I am having one Fish Pappas in draft..

  2. Though I don't eat fish ..looks so gud ..

  3. wow..Thats a lovely colour...Perfect curry with bread n appams..

  4. Suja, U r damn good when it comes to authentic kerala dishes..Definitely am gonna try this

  5. This is a perfect recipe for me as I m a gr8 fish lover,looks yummm dear!!

  6. Awesome fish curry ..... looks delicious !!

  7. Fish Molly looks wonderfully prepared and very inviting. Delicious preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. wow dat looks it...ilove fish molee

  9. how i loved this dish on my trip to kerala. such a delicious and mild curry.

  10. Beautiful clicks, looks absolutely tasty!

  11. love this dish..usually i make it with appam or idiyappam....ur looks very tempting...

  12. wow..this is one of my fav fish curry and you made it perfectly...:)..

  13. looks extremely delicious..simple and lovely clicks...

  14. Hey ithu super the clicks too

  15. Fish molly adipoli, tempting for a veggie like me too.

  16. wow drooling looks simply delicious!..thanks so much for ur comment at my space Suja much appreciated:)

  17. Sherikum kothiyavunu suja..adipoliayttunduttoo..

  18. Slurp, mouthwatering here, extremely irresistible and delicious fish molly...omg love that last click..

  19. Delicious.. I love that combo with bread... Puttu nte koodeyum adipoli aanu..

  20. Yummy looking curry perfect for rice

  21. fabulous presentation..anything with fish is my fav...

  22. ohhhhhhhh...............ente vayil oru kappal odikkam...........

  23. Wonderful and mouth watering dish. Fish looks fabulous and tempting. Lovely presentation.

  24. nalla rasamayittundu...tastum adipoli aanu kandale ariyam

  25. kurachu kittiyirunnankill appathintta kooda kazhikkam ayirunnu....

  26. I'm at a loss to do justice and describe your delicious pictures...! Simply delish!!

  27. had fish for lunch at cafetaria, it is nothing in front of ur fish so yum!

  28. OMG... What a tempting recipe.. lovely presentation dear..

  29. Such lovely clicks and tasty looking dish Suja :)

  30. Oh Suja, looks so good. i see some yummy paratha's behind. Feel like grabbing one :)

  31. its a favourite of ours...but i rarely get king fish or tilapia 2 make it

  32. Fish Molly n appam is one of our favorites :)

  33. Thanks you all ladies for the sweet comments:)

  34. It was one of the days when I didn't want to spend much time in the kitchen cooking, so I made this today to have it with bread and it turned out to be very tasty. Thank you for the flavorful recipe.

  35. Thanks Lizy for the feedback,I too love it with bread,it goes so well,glad you liked it
    Hope you will find more recipe that will interest u,do visit again :)


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