Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Fish Moly/Fish in Coconut milk gravy
Why would have somebody named it as Fish moly,this Fish curry in rich creamy coconut milk?...I have no idea! Could it be that some 'Moly' cooked it for the first time!! Be it by Moly or by Boban, this is quite a popular Fish curry in Kerala, especially in the South Kerala. Most of the Kerala fish curries are lightly spiced...It looks as though Keralites were more keen to have the fish dominate the flavour rather than the spices.Whereas a fish curry in Andhra or Karnataka is more spiced than an ordinary Kerala fish curry where often the base remained more or less the same and the fish that you added,be it pomfret,shark,prawns,king fish, made the difference.
It is indeed a very easy fish recipe.
Fish-250g(any firm fleshed fish-I used steak fish)-cleaned & cut
Turmeric powder-1 pinch
Coconut milk-thin-1 cup
Coconut milk-thick-1 cup
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Marinate fish with a pinch of turmeric,salt and lemon juice and keep it aside for 10 minutes.Heat oil in a large mouthed vessel.Add curry leaves and then onions;saute till they become transluscent.Add ginger,garlic,pepper corns.Saute them for a couple of minutes.Add the fish pieces.Saute for a couple of minutes. Now add the tomato pieces and the thinner coconut milk and water as required.Close the vessel with a lid and allow the fish pieces to cook in this gravy till the pieces are well cooked.Now add the thicker coconut milk and cook further for 2-3 minutes under a simmering flame.Fish moly is ready to be served with steamed rice.
Tip:You could even fry the fish lightly after marinating in chillipowder,turmeric powder and salt, and then drop into the gravy and leave it to simmer...
Posted by indianadoc at 8:33 AM