Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fish Molly

Fish Molly is one of the authentic Kerala recipe made with King Fish. This time i tried with this Navara fish. I got this fish from an Indian store thinking that i can fry this fish. When i fried this fish it taste good. But the bones was so strong and was very hard to eat. So tried this way and we loved this dish. Specially the gravy tastes very good. Hope you will like it too.

You will need:

  • 10 to 15 navara fish (Kellimean in Malayalam)
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ tomato

  • 1½ tbsp Fish masala powder (1 tsp chilli powder, 1½ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp cumin powder and a pinch of fenugreek powder)
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 2 strings of curry leaves
  • ½ tsp tamarind paste (can increase or decrease)
  • salt for taste
  • 4 tbsp oil (For frying fish)
For marination:
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt for taste
  • ½ tsp lemon juice/ vinegar

To grind to fine paste:
  • 3 pearl onions (Chinna ulli, chinna vengayam, kutty vengayam, sambar onion)
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ cup grated coconut

Step 1:

Clean the fish and marinate the fish with chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and vinegar. Allow it to marinate for 15 to 30 mins.

Navara Fish

Step 2:

Now heat oil in a non stick pan. Fry fish pieces just for 3 mins one side and 2 mins on the other side. Keep the fried fish aside in a plate.

Fried fish:

Step 3:

In the same oil (in which you fried the fish) add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves one by one and then add the chopped onions to it and saute it for 3 mins till the onion become golden brown.

Step 4:

In the mean grind perl onions, green chillis, garlic, grated coconut (Under ingredients to grind). Grind it to a fine paste adding 1 tsbp water.

Step 5:

Add the ground paste to the onions when the onion turns golden brown color and saute it for 2 mins. Then add the spices(fish masala powder or the chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin and fenugreek powder) and saute it for just a min. Then add the chopped tomatoes to it. Now add 2 cups of water and allow it to boil for 5 mins. Add tamarind paste and salt at this stage.

Step 6:

Add the fried fish at this stage and allow it to boil for 2 more mins till you get thick gravy. Check for salt. Enjoy with rice, dosa or even with chapathi.

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