Sunday, 30 June 2013

"Meen Moilee" or Curried Fish in Coconut Cream - A Kerala fish delicacy

"Meen Moilee" is a Kerala fish curry, its simply "Curried Fish in Coconut cream/milk".
A very simple curry, easy to cook, uses very few easily available ingredients but very high on taste.
This curry is a true example of how the simplest and fewest of ingredients can actually bring out the best flavors in the world.
I have always loved "Meen Moilee" but I could lay my hands on the perfect recipe only this summer during our week long Kerala Road trip.
And in the last 2 months, have cooked this couple of times both for family and friends, but somehow never had the time to click pics and post the recipe.
Today I made this again, and am finally able to share this with you all.

Serves 4
Fish cubes - 8 to 10
Coconut - 1 or Packed coconut milk - 200 ml
Green chilies - 3 - sliced lengthwise
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Ginger - 2 inch piece - sliced lengthwise
Garlic - 2 cloves - sliced lengthwise
Curry leaves - 1 handful
Onion - 1 large - sliced lengthwise
Tomato - 1 - medium - cubed
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt and keep aside.
If you are not using ready made coconut milk then grate coconut and remove the coconut milk using a blender.
Now take a large heavy bottomed pan, keep on medium heat, put oil, add sliced onion, green chillies, sliced garlic, ginger and curry leaves and saute' till the onions become soft. 

Then add the fish cubes and cook with some water.

When the fish is almost cooked add the coconut milk and tomatoes and simmer till the sauce thickens.
Taste the curry and add salt if required, mix gently.

Serve hot with Appam or Steamed rice.

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