Kuttanadan Fish Molly


Kuttanadan Fish Molly

Marinated fish pieces are fried and then cooked in coconut milk
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing kuttanadan fish molly, first make gashes on the fish pieces and marinate in a mixture of turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces to a light golden color. Do not fry too much. Keep the fried fish aside.
  • Put the grated coconut with some water in a mixer and extract the first thick and second thin extraction of coconut milk.
  • Heat remaining oil in wok and fry onion, green chillies, sliced ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Saute till onion becomes translucent.
  • Pour the thin extraction of coconut milk and simmer in low flame. Stir in fried fishes and sliced tomato.
  • Meanwhile, mix maida in 1/4 cup water. After simmering for 5 minutes, add the thick extraction of coconut milk.
  • Pour the maida mixture into the fish molly and simmer till the sauce starts thickening.
  • Remove the vessel from fire. Kuttanadan fish molly, a coastal delicacy, is ready. Serve hot with appam.
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