Meen molee(fish cooked in coconut milk)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
30 min


Number of serving: 4
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.


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