Wednesday, August 11, 2010

EASY FISH MOLLY using Maggi coconut milk powder

1)Fish fillets sliced into 1&1/2 inch square pieces---1 & 1/2kgs(King fish, Motha, Karimeen(pearlspot)or any tasty fish,with less bones)

2)Onions --5 thinly sliced
Ginger chopped ---3 tbsp heaped
Garlic chopped---3 tbsp heaped
Split and deseeded green chillies---5 nos
Tomatoes sliced into thin rounds-----5

3)Turmeric powder---1/4 tsp
Black pepper crushed---1--2 tbsp

4)Maggi coconut milk powder, to make coconut milk.

5)Oil---1-2 tea cup
Curry leaves ---3 sprigs.


Marinate the cleaned fish fillets with a pinch of turmeric powder, and salt..

Heat oil in a large nonstick pan,and saute the onions, ginger , garlic and green chillies till they are properly done and but not too brown..

Sprinkle the crushed pepper,turmeric powder, and salt..stir well for two minutes..

Add the curry leaves and stir again..

Now add three tea cups of thin coconut milk , stir well , cover with the lid and let it come to a boil.. remove the lid , lower the flame and arrange the fish slices in the gravy..

Cover and cook again over low flame till the slices are done..

Now add one cup of very thick coconut not cover with the lid..let it simmer over slow flame for 5 minutes..

Switch off and transfer to a serving dish...arrange the tomato slices over the thick hot gravy..the tomatoes need not get fully cooked and soggy.. it will get slightly cooked in the heat of the gravy..

Serve garnished with a few more curry leaves..

This curry goes well with plain milk bread, Kerala style Palappam etc..

To make coconut milk using Maggi coconut milk powder:--

For thin milk, stir in 3 heaped table spoons of the coconut milk powder to 3 cups of warm water.

For the thick coconut milk needed for this recipe, stir in 6 heaped tablespoons of Maggi coconut milk powder to 1 cup of warm water.