I had fish mollee for the first time at my friend Z’s house when we went there for the Iftar party. There were around 15 people for the party and this curry was a super hit of that day. The curry was so delicious and everybody was drooling over. Its very easy to make. Here goes her recipe:
500 -600 gm Fish cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
½ cup chopped onion
1 medium size tomato
1 ½ tsp black pepper powder
¾ tsp turmeric powder
1 ½ cup thin coconut milk
½ cup thick coconut milk
2-4 Green chillies split lengthwise
2 small piece cinnamon sticks
3 sprigs Curry leaves
½ tsp plain flour
½ tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
Salt as required
Oil – As required
1. Marinate fish in 1 tsp pepper powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt and keep aside for 20 minutes.
2. Heat a pan and add litttle oil. Shallow fry the fish slightly until partially cooked. Drain them on kitchen towel.
3. Heat another saucepan, add 2 tbs of oil and add cloves and cinnamom. When the aroma of the spices starts to come off, add onion and sauté until golden. Add tomato, pepper powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder,green chillies, plain flour and curry leaves and sauté until the tomato goes soft.
4. Add thin coconut milk and boil for around 5 minutes. Add fish to this and boil for further 3 minutes. Add thick coconut milk and boil for another two minutes.
Serve hot with chappathi, puri and plain boiled rice.
My friend Z had added capsicum and I really liked the taste of it. So I also added ½ of a medium size red capsicum diced at step 3 along with other ingredients. But that’s purely optional