Spicy Fish moley

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - fish, cut into thick slices
  • 3 - big onions, sliced finely
  • 4 to 5 - green chillies, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tsp - chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp - chopped ginger
  • 1 cup - thick coconut milk
  • 1 - tomato, chopped into fairly big pieces
  • 6 or 7 - curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - ground pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp - lime juice or vinegar
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • salt

How to Make Spicy Fish moley

  • Wash the fish well and rub turmeric powder and a little salt all over it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the fish till it is golden in colour.
  • Remove and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add a little more oil and mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to crackle, add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  • Add the chopped tomato and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Add the salt, pepper powder, slit green chillies, chilli powder, coriander powder and lime juice/ vinegar and mix it well.
  • Add the coconut milk and a little water and mix it well.
  • Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • Slowly, add the fried fish to this gravy.
  • Shake the pan so that all the pieces of fish get covered well.
  • Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes till the fish absorbs the flavours and the gravy thickens.
  • Serve it with rice or hoppers.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes