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Mar 1, 2011

Meen Molee(Fish cooked in Coconut Milk)

Meen Molee with Rice
Meen Molee is one of the typical keralan dish..not spicy at all..very mild ,succulent Dish..Extremely easy to cook.I usually don’t cook fish a lot.. I watched a show in TLC last week,I think it is Planet food,in that Top chef's host Padma Lakshmi made this dish..So I thought of making it one day and last week I made it....yipeee….And do you know,I spend my last weekend completely doing  cooking cooking and cooking.Altogether I made 7 dishes.YES... 7 new dishes.. I will update all that soon ...Hope you all Give it a go and let me know what you think...


Fish-10 pieces(preferably boneless)
Onion-1 sliced thinly
Green chilli-3 slited
Ginger-1 inch piece sliced
Garlic-3 sliced
Curry leaves-few
Tomato-2 chopped
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves-for garnishing
Thin coconut milk-2 cup
Thick coconut milk-1 cup
Coconut oil-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp


Marinate the fish pieces in Salt and Tumeric and set aside.

In a earthern pot or a normal kadai heat a tblspn of oil,Add onion,Green chilli,Ginger,garlic,curryleaves and saute for about 3 min.

Add in the thin coconut milk and season with salt and sugar.Let it come to a boil.

After it boils,add in the fish pieces and cover the pot and let it cook till the fish is tender.

Add in the tomatoes and let it cook for 2 min.

Now add in the thick extract of coconut milk, bring back to boil once and Switch off the flame.

Add a tblspn of coconut oil and Cover the pot for 5 more min.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and Serve Hot with Steamed Rice.


Ur ingrediants

Marinate fish with salt and turmeric

Cook onions,curry leaves,chilli,ginger,garlic in oil..
Add in second coconut milk and fish pieces...
When the fish is cooked add in
tomatoes and first coconut milk..
let it boil once and garnish with coriander leaves
Add coconut oil(can you see the swirl of coconut oil)



  1. I love fish sooooo much! I'm always delighted whenever I see a fish recipe on your blog. I made this today, because we wanted to eat something mild after the extremely hot poondu kulambu we had yesterday. It was everything we hoped for, a very filling and comforting dish.

  2. Hi Aarthi,i m a true lover of your cooking..i know lot of people might ve said the same but i m also that i also feel the same...was loving to do this dish long back but din know how..lemme try it and surprise my loving husband..thank u really u do gret job..happy for u and ur lil child.take care


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