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Meen Molee (Fish Stew)

By: Simple Indian recipe.
Region: Maharastra
Dish:Non Vegetarian - Sea Food


For Marinade
Fish Fillets - 4
Salt - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

For Gravy (Stew)
Green Chillies - 2
Onion (medium sized) - 1 (sliced diagonally)
Ginger - 1 " (sliced)
Garlic - 2-3 pods (sliced)
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Coconut Milk - 2 cups (Tastes best with fresh coconut milk)
Curry Leaves - 1 string
Oil - 3 tblsp
Lemon Juice (or vineger) - 1 tblsp
Salt - to taste


1. Wash the fish fillets thoroughly and then marinate with turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt. Keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the fish fillets.
3. After a few minutes, or when fillets turn light golden brown in color, remove the pieces.
4. In the same oil, fry onions, curry leaves, garlic and ginger till they get cooked.
5. Add sliced green chilies and fry for a minute.
6. Add water, lemon juice, pepper powder and salt to the above.
7. Boil the mixture and then lower the flame.
8. Add coconut milk and simmer the gravy for 3 to 4 minutes until it becomes thick. Do not let it come to a full boil. Just let it simmer.
9. Now add the fried fish fillets to the above and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
10. Fish Molee is ready. Serve it with white rice, puttu, pathiri, vellaiappam, aapam, idiyappam etc.


For health conscious people use half coconut milk and half fat free milk for the gravy

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