Fish Molee / Molly

Fish Molly

A popular Kerala fish stew that’s cooked in coconut milk. You can use Kingfish, Pomfret, Pearl Spot to make this. The blend of coconut milk and spices makes it flavourful and delicious.It is a mild, delicate dish best served with Appam / Idiyappam /Rice / Roti.


  • Fish – 500 gram
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger – 2 teaspoon
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Tomato – 1
  • spices  – (Cardamom –  2, cloves – 2,  Cinnamon – 1” stick, bay leaf – 1)
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Thin coconut milk – 1  cup
  • Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon

To marinate

  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt


  1. Clean, wash the fish and marinate them with the ingredients  for  30 minutes.  Shallow fry them both sides  at medium heat in coconut oil and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, pour some more oil and add the whole spices. Stir for one minute and add onion, ginger and green chilies. Stir until onion turns transparent.
  3. Add the thin coconut milk, sliced tomatoes and enough salt. Bring to boil. Add the shallow fried fish pieces and mix  with the gravy.
  4. Cover and cook  until the fish pieces are done. Add the thick coconut milk, pepper powder and  curry leaves.
  5. Mix well and switch off. Serve hot with Appam or Indian breads.

Fish Molly


9 Comments Add yours

  1. beena.stephy says:

    Really tempting yummy fish molly.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. windywolfman says:

      Yeahhhh.. With Paalappams ❤
      Once one of my mom's friends tried this on a debut to serve some guests, but she forgot to fry the fish. Or maybe she didn't know it… And it was so sticky that one of the kids said it is like fish mookla curry 😦 😥 lol


      1. Anu Yalo says:

        @WINDYWOLFMAN it was really an awkward moment for her

        Liked by 1 person

      2. windywolfman says:

        Yeahhhh… It became the song of the town. And though it was like 15 years back, the story is still alive around her hahah… Simply shows how one small mistake can ruin all cooking skills especially when kids are involved in the feedback system


  2. Suja Manoj says:

    Makes me hungry,yum

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂


  3. one of my fav dishes….

    Liked by 1 person

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