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Fish Moilee

Fish in a coconut sauce with light spices
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Fish/Seafood Serving: 4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • Fish fillets*** 500g
  • (Marinated in salt and lemon juice for 5-10 minutes and rinsed)
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • Mustard (sarson) seeds 1 tsp
  • Cloves (laung) 4
  • Cinnamon (broken small) 1/8 tsp
  • Green cardamom (chhoti elaichi) 4
  • Pepper corns 4
  • Curry leaves (kadi patta) 1 sprig (12-15 leaves)
  • Garlic, sliced 2 tsp
  • Ginger, sliced 2 tsp
  • Green chillies slit 2-3
  • Onions, sliced thin 1 cup (200 g)
  • Turmeric (haldi) tsp
  • Coconut milk 2 cups + 1 cup water
  • Tomato, cut into 4 1 medium (2 diameter, approx.)
  • Salt to taste or 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp or to taste
  • ***You can use a whole fish of about the same weight, scale and make slits on the outside.


  • Pat the fish dry and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper corns, curry leaves, sliced garlic, and ginger juliennes; slit green chillies, sliced onions, turmeric powder and 1 cup coconut milk+1 cup water.

  • Cook till onions turn translucent. Add salt and the fish. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  • When cooked tender add the rest of the coconut milk and tomatoes, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Shut off the heat, add the lemon juice and serve

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