Wednesday 14 October 2009

Kerala Fish Molee Recipe / Fish Molee/ Fish Cooked in Mildly Spiced Coconut Milk

In memory of my Mother……
"There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way."
~ Andrew Jackson

Today is my mom's birthday and this post is dedicated to her memory.... even if her body is not amidst us.... her soul will always be there to guide and help us overcome all life's difficulties...... she was a great mother and an even greater human being and she always wanted her kids to follow in her footsteps, to be gentle and compassionate, kind and loving, patient and forgiving and all that my brother and I are today we owe to our mom..... Today I am sharing with you the recipe for Fish Molee the way my mom used to make and appreciated by many..... hope all of you will try this in your kitchen....

Fish Molee / Fish Moli ~ Fish Cooked in Mildly Spiced Coconut Milk
Fish -1kg
Onion-4 medium, sliced thinly
Green chilly-12nos, slit
Ginger-2pieces chopped
Garlic-1 pod, chopped
Cloves-6 nos
Cinnamon-1" piece 2 nos
Cardamom- 6 nos
Black pepper-6-8 nos
Tomato-4 nos, cut in round shape, thinly
Coconut milk from 1 coconut (thick and thin milk separately)
Turmeric & salt to taste
Cashew nuts- 15 nos ground to a fine paste( you can omit this by replacing 1 tbsp maida)

  • Heat oil, splutter mustard, then add pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and fry.
  • Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly and sauté till transparent. (Also you can add some thinly sliced carrots and some macaroni while sautéing.)
  • Add turmeric & 1 tbsp maida if not adding ground cashew nuts.
  • Add second and third extracts of coconut milk and when it starts boiling add fish pieces, and simmer on medium heat.
  • When it about to get ready add tomato pieces, and some of thick coconut milk and cashew nut paste. Simmer and when the gravy thickens turn off heat.
  • Serve hot with Palappam, VellayappamBread rolls or Chapathi.

I haven’t updated this humble place of mine for a couple of months.....was away for vacation and lazy after returning also busy with a pre-schooler and no helper at home.... I am thankful to all my readers who inquired about my absence from blogsphere and encouraged me to come back.....also a big thanks to all who commented on my previous posts even though I sometimes fail to return your visit....I promise I will definitely try to find time to visit you all.... I wish all my readers and their loved ones A Very Happy Diwali!!!

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  1. hey Swapna! happy birthday to your mom!! we all remember her as loving and very kind. i am sure she would be very proud of you and Swaroop. Take care and God bless!!

  2. Swapna, a silent prayer for the Lady! May her soul rest in peace!
    The molee looks rich n tasteful, shall surely try it!

  3. Happy Birthday to your Mom.I am sure she must be very proud of you and watching over you.
    I've wanted try Fish Molee for a long time.Will try this recipe for sure!

  4. Swapna, what u said is true .I always remember her as very loving and gentle person with a very sweet smile. Can't forget the tasty food we used to eat from her. I'm sure she would be happy with u both. Prayers for her soul.

  5. She ibndeed have a knid face in the picture.
    I am sure she is happy the way you have turned out too.
    May her soul rest in peace.
    I love fish molee looks so so yumm.

  6. A Lovely Post dedicated to your Sweet Mom....

    Her Soul has always been a guiding light, leading you on the right path and will continue for ever... got me back to those days, Swapna...
    Glad to see you back, dear!...

  7. Your post today made a cry. What a tribute! you are a brave soul... i have lost my mom almost 9 years now, & I am still running away from life the reality i feel. i can't face the truth, it is painful for me to see even her picture...i think it is time i pick myself up & celebrate her like you did.

    Happy Birthday!

  8. Hi Swapna, very good post to remember cicily kochamma......... I till have the taste of her home made red wine and pickels in my mouth.

  9. hai swapna! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DEAR CICILY KOCHAMMA. I still remember her sweet lime pickle. May her soul rest in peace!

  10. Hi Swapna, breathtaking dedication to your Mom on her birthday... fish molee looks very yummy. Your mom will be delighted to see this & lucky to get a wonderful daughter like you… God bless your family.

  11. Hi Swapna, breathtaking dedication to your Mom on her birthday... fish molee looks very yummy. Your mom will be delighted to see this & lucky to get a wonderful daughter like you… God bless your family.

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  13. hi swapna,
    Our Birthday wish to your mom..
    Always our prayers for herMay her soul rest in peace...
    Thanks for the recipe.Anyhow i will try this.

  14. Hey Swapna, your mom must be so proud of you! May her soul rest in peace!

    Btw, fish molee looks delcious!

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  16. Olá amiga!
    Conheci seu cantinho... lindo, criativo, nutritivo e saboroso!...
    Amei mesmo!!!
    Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
    Espero você em:
    Uma ótima semana!
    Itabira - Brasil

  17. Swapna,

    May her soul rest in peace, I can understand your feelings...just think that she is with you always, dear. I am sure, she will be pround of you.

  18. She will definitely be looking down on u with pride.

    Stopped to say bye. Have fun blogging and will catch up with ur posts once I find time in India.Have a happy holiday season

  19. Very touching post Swapna. Mom will be very proud of you dear. She will be with you as a guardian angel forever. Molee looks so rich n delicious.Bookmarking this molee recipe.

  20. Hi there Swapna...just happened to glance on your blog by chance..looks lovely, I must say! You're doing a really good job. I just started a blog about a month ago, and have also posted a recipe of fish molly there. I had lightly fried my fish, so it's a lil different. Do chk it out n the other recipes and please let me know what u think. God bless!



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