Fish molly

Ingredients

  1. Pomfret / king fish – ½ kg ( I used pomfret )
  2. Onion chopped – 2 medium
  3. Ginger finely chopped – 1 tbsp
  4. Garlic finely chopped – 1 tbsp
  5. Green chili – 3 – 4
  6. Black pepper – 5-6
  7. Cardamom – 4
  8. Cloves – 4
  9. Cinnamon – 1 medium stick
  10. Bay leaf – 1-2
  11. Tomato chopped – 2
  12. Lemon – ½ lemon
  13. Thin Coconut milk – 1 cup
  14. Thick Coconut milk – 1 cup
  15. Salt
  16. Curry leaves
  17. oil

To marinate

  1. Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  2. Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  3. Lemon juice – ½ lemon
  4. Salt

Instructions

  1. Marinate the fish pieces with pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt & lemon juice. Keep it for half an hour. Shallow fry the marinated fish for just 2-3 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and crushed cardamom, cinnamon, pepper & cloves. Add crushed ginger garlic & green chilies. Add chopped onions.
  3. Once the onion becomes soft,  add chopped tomatoes and thin coconut milk. Let it boil.
  4. Add the fried fish pieces & add salt.
  5. When the gravy becomes thick, add curry leaves. Once the fish is cooked and gravy thickens add thick coconut milk. Off the fire immediately afterone  boil.
  6. Squeeze ½ lemon into the curry ( if you do not want the sour taste can avoid this )  twist the pan to mix.

Serve hot with appam or bread.

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