Fish molee, the classic Kerala style fish stew is subtly spiced and flavorful. The perfect combination of spices and coconut milk makes it delicious.
I think fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Seriously, who wants to miss out on the omega 3s.
Ok, I’m not planning to do a complete course about the benefits of consuming fish. For now, we’ll talk about this mouth watering fish curry.
I used to think that curries that are yellow in color are made with loads and loads of ground turmeric. Years and years ago, when I first tried this fish molee, I added plenty of turmeric in an attempt to make it look yellow. The end result, as you imagined, was a total disaster. That’s yet another chapter of my kitchen adventure. But now I know better. I know that a little ground turmeric goes a long way.
If you are not familiar with this fish curry, it’s a traditional South Indian (Kerala) fish stew cooked in plenty of coconut milk and mild spices. It’s ideal for special occasions like Christmas and Easter, and pairs really well with appam, bread and even rice.
This fish molee gets most of its flavor from fish and coconut milk. It’s important that you choose fish that tastes great in a curry like pomfret or king fish. The lightly fried fish absorbs all the goodness of the coconut sauce making it mouth watering and extremely delicious. It tastes even better the next day, so make it ahead of time and give some time for the fish to really soak in the sauce.
There’s no denying that a perfect fish curry like this one puts a smile on the faces of your loved ones. So make it, share it and enjoy!
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