Fish Moilly

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Marination For the Fish:
  • 1/2 kg - fish slices (steaks or fillets you have to cut them into 2 inch cubes & keep)
  • 1tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt - to taste
  • 4 tbsp - lime juice
  • For the Gravy:
  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - medium large onion, finely sliced
  • 6 - fresh green chillies slit in two lengthwise
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - ginger/garlic paste
  • 2 - tomatoes, each chopped into 8 pieces
  • 1.5 tsp - salt
  • ½ tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tin - coconut milk (Divide this tin of thick coconut milk in to 2. Make 2 cups thin coconut milk from one half by adding 1.5 cups of water. Use the other half as is)
  • 3 tbsp - limejuice or vinegar
  • For Garnishing:
  • Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

How to Make Fish Moilly

  • Clean the fish and leave it to drain.
  • Make a paste with the given ingredients and coat each piece of fish with it and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Then shallow fry and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a vessel over medium heat.
  • When hot, add the sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • When onions are turning brown in colour, add ginger/garlic paste and continue to fry on low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder and continue to fry the masala till tomatoes are soft.
  • Now add the thin coconut milk and let the mixture bubble. Once the mixture bubbles nicely, add the fried fish pieces.
  • Shake the vessel nicely so that the fish blends well with the gravy.
  • Check the salt.
  • Lower the heat, cover the vessel and leave the curry to simmer for 5 mins.
  • Now add the thick coconut milk.
  • Shake the vessel again so that the thick coconut milk gets mixed nicely with the fish curry.
  • Cover again & leave to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle lime juice. Shake the vessel again for lime juice to blend with the curry.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • To Serve:
  • Lift the required pieces of fish from the vessel, place in a bowl or plate and spoon the gravy over the fish.