Fish Molly

One of my absolute favourite dishes of all time. I think you dont need any more introduction to this dish :) If you eat fish, I’d strongly recommend you to try this one with Palappam.

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  • I have added 1 piece of “kudampuli” in this when I made this for a home party Wow it tasted goo & all loved the dish along with appam & rice tooo

  • hey,i have a doubt like,if we add tomatoes in this molly,will it turn to red colour..no?hw u r gttng this yellow colour rather?instead of tomato,can we use vinegar..plzzz mail me..i dndnt prepared yet .anyways thanks for ur recipe/

    • Hi Arathi

      Regarding adding tomatoes, the curry wont become red colour because of tomato. Yes there will a slight change in the colour but it doesnt turn to red completely. I’ve used turmeric powder while marinating the fish, thats why it has the yellow colour.

      I think you can use vinegar instead of tomato. Since I havent tried it yet, am not sure about the qty. I guess for that traditional taste of fish molly, you need to add tomatoes ( just my guess…)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • maria,thanks a lot for ur reply,,anyways i tried ur fish molly,,was awesome..but instead of tomato,i used vinegar,,,was good.but as u said,next time,i will use tomatoe..bye

    • Hi Arathi

      Happy to know that it came out well for you, thanks for letting me know about it :)

      Try it with tomato also and see, hope you will like that too.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi Maria,

    Yesterday we tried this recipe.It came out well:)……Jamie brought his friends home after game…..they all liked it a looot.They are keen to visit ur blog.Thanks a lot for the recipe!

    • Priya dear – thanks a lot :)

      Very happy that you’ve tried something from here and also to know that you guys liked it :). Pinne site recommend cheythathinu special thanks :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hey Mariachi…Suzette here :)

    My hubby & myself tried your fish molly recipe. It was fantastic!!!! Delicious & finger licking (as per my hubby).

    We used 1 & half cans of coconut cream instead of the light, medium and thick coconut milk. We also added 2 cups of water. It worked fine :)

    Cant wait to try your beef recipes!!!

    special thanks to your Tessyaunty :)

    • Suzette dear

      Hope you guys are doing good..

      thanks a lot da for trying out the recipes from here. Looks like both of you are having a good time in the kitchen :) Special thanks to Shyam also :)

      Da, let me know abt the beef recipes if you try it.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • I will surely try your beef recipes and give you feedback.

      I forgot to mention that while making the fish molly, we used salmon instead of king fish. You only need less cooking time with salmon. It tasted great!!!

  • hello dear,
    I bought some fresh king fish yesterday & was dreaming of making fish molly the next day. So i googled the net 4 the recipe & up came urs. Needless to say, it turned out quite well, though it was my first time. Thanks & kudos to u

  • Hi Maria,

    Juz was going thro your website, you have an amazing collection which sounds authentic and equally tasty.I would defintely try most of it. Keep it up and thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Hi Sumita,

      Thanks for dropping in and for browsing through the recipes.

      Please do try it out and let me know your feedback :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • hiiii Maria……:)
    Minu here. visited your blog just few days back.
    Have tried your recipe for fish molly. It was amazing !!!!!
    My hubby loved it a lot.
    Thanks for sharing the recipes :)
    Great work maria !!!!!!
    Take care .

    • Hi Minu

      Thanks for dropping in and also for trying out the recipe.

      Happy to know that you both enjoyed this :)

      Wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hai maria…

    Ur recipe is juz wow…. its really mouth watering….. i tried it n it came out really well… i had another recipe of fish molee but dats nuthin wen compared to ur recipe… my hubby loved it alot…. servin dis curry wid paalappam.. yummy…. thanx for de recipe… u rock..

    • Hi Binu

      Thanks dear for such a lovely comment :)

      Very happy to know that you and your husband liked this. Even I love this with palappam, yum!

      Wish you both a Happy Easter!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • thanks a lot for the recipes,i am trying indri appam for easter for the first time after all these years abroad..keep up the good work..

    • Hi Cecily

      Hope your Indri appam turn out well. Thanks for dropping in here.

      Wish you and your family a wonderful Easter!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • hai,
    i have tried a lot of recipes from urs and also from other blogs.but let me tell u..urs always turns out so well.it never ever goes wrong.5 stars for every recipe i have tried.

  • Hey maria,
    i tried the fish molly..some guests were there and it went excellent.I always felt your recipes are quite simple ,clear and practical..
    Keep up the good work.
    thanks alot

    • Hi Teenu,

      Thanks dear :) Happy to her that your guests also enjoyed it.

      And yes, I love simple recipes, n hence try to post the same here too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hey Maria,
    I have tried the Fish molly and I was actually having it for the first time..I had a few guests as well.They were very happy and enjoyed the dish..So thank you so much….

    • Hi Haz,

      Thank you so much :) Great to know that you and your guests also enjoyed it.

      Have you tried it with palappam? It’s a great combo..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • hai maria…. I tried this fish molly and it came out very well…my husband liked it very much…thanks for the recipe…..
    I just stared cooking after my marriage which was one year before so I am still experimenting in my kitchen..very recently I came across your blog and find it very helpful for people like me… my husband likes naadan kerala dishes very much and I am very happy now because I can try all recipes for him and win his heart…….

    Thanks
    Sindhu

    • Dear Sindhu

      Thank you so much dear for trying the recipe from here. I’m so glad that it worked well for you :)

      Wish you both a blessed married life, one year can still be counted as newly weds ;)

      Please do try other recipes too when time permits and leave your feedback, I’d love to know it.

      Happy cooking & all the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hey maria..
    I’m going to try this out today..but can i substitute Garam Masala powder instead of the whole cardamom etc?? I’m a full time student missing Kerala food! Ur recipes turn out well for me most of the times..

    • Hi Priya,

      I guess by the time my reply comes you might have finished cooking this. Anyways, you can use garam masala but there might a slight change in the taste. So did you make this, liked it?

      I’m glad to hear that you try my recipes :)

      Best wishes for your studies!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi Maria,

    I tried this recipe and it was just awesome!! Everyone at home loved it and I was loaded with compliments ;) thanks to you.. :)

    Btw, ‘am a newly married girl and new to cooking :D ..your recipes’ve helped me a ton. I’ve tried the beef curry, carrot halwa etc. as well and it goes on without saying that all of ’em were very yummy. Posting my comment in here as this one was the best. Thanks a lot again.

    Keep up your fabulous work :)

    Love,
    Ajna

    • Hi Ajna,

      Thanks a bunch dear for trying the recipes from here & also for the lovely comment :)

      Congrats on your wedding & wish you a wonderful & blessed married life! I’m really happy to know that you find this space helpful.

      Btw, fishmolly is my all time fav dish :)

      Thanks again for your wishes dear…

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Hi Joyce,

      Yes, you can use any fish that’s kinda fleshy. Some readers have posted comments saying that they tried this with salmon & came out well. You can also use Pearlspot (karimeen) & pomfret for this.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • thanks for the recipe Maria..!! :) i am tryin this right now and the smell has already brought water in my mouth .. seems like this is goin to be a big hit in my house tonight..!! thnks alot..!!  

    • Hi Chithra,

      You are welcome dear! This is one of my fav dishes, I love it specially with palappam :) Hope your family also liked this.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • It was my first successful time making fish molly…Thanks for the simple and yet excellent recipe

    • Hi Blessy,

      You are welcome dear! Fishmolly and appam is one of my all time fav food :) I’m glad that this recipe worked well for you..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • thanks dear for your wonderful recipe…tried this out today at home and all ere lovd it..we hav never had appam and fish….this was a super success out ere..thanks again…god bless u..enjoy cookin!!!!!!

    • Hi,

      That’s one of my most fav combinations of all time :) Thank you very much for trying this recipe. I’m happy that it was enjoyed by your family.

      Thanks a lot for sharing the feedback with me.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • i have tried this recipe…it was an amazing one….loved it like nethin…all in the fam mem liked it

  • Thanks sis… really loved this one. I tried it with many fleshy fishes and came out osm…Am pretty new to cooking but this was a hit with correct amount of ingredients. Both my kids and hubby loved it. The best compliment was from my son of 3.9 years telling – mama the curry is really tasty…. Just loved that BIG compliment from his small mouth.

    • Hi Tasneem,

      Really happy to read your comment dear, thank you very much :) I’m thrilled to know that your kids also enjoyed this dish.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • this is the first time I have ever tried fish molly..always felt it was a bit too complicated a taste to reproduce easily…but i must say Maria, u just proved me so wrong!!it was easy and it was wonderful…thank you so much..my hubby was really surprised that in the very first attempt i got it right on the taste!!!..and i must say u r a big reason behind this…thank you so much dear…have tried out ur kerala peas curry too and it was spot on…and also unniappam, ….and today i am planning to make masala pulao and without a single doubt i can say it will turn out purrrrrrrrrrrfect!!!..thank you once again so much…MARIA, U ROCK!!! ;)

    • Hi Priyanka,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment dear! Fish molly is one of my all time fav dish! I’m glad it came out well for you :)

      Thanks again for trying all these recipes and I’m really touched to know that you trust the recipes posted here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Thanks for this wonderful dish. Me and my wife are celebrating 5 years of marriage. I’m cooking this for our anniversary for her. Thanks for making fish molly simple. I guess she’s going enjoy it.

  • Thanks for this wonderful dish. Me and my wife are celebrating 5 years of marriage. I’m cooking this for our anniversary for her. Thanks for making fish molly simple. I guess she’s going enjoy it.

    • Belated anniversary wishes to both of you! Hope you had a wonderful day!

      It’s so sweet of you to cook for your wife :) I do hope she liked this.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Belated anniversary wishes to both of you! Hope you had a wonderful day!

      It’s so sweet of you to cook for your wife :) I do hope she liked this.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi Maria
    this was fabulous. This was my weekend treat to my wife who never had it before. Hoping she would like it. I think it turned out good ;) wish me luck and thank you for this wonderfully simple recipe!
    Nimesh

  • Hi Maria, this recipe was a great hit with my family! I have made this twice so far, but needless to say it will join the list of most frequently prepared dishes in my house. Thanks and good luck!

  • Hi Maria, this recipe was a great hit with my family! I have made this twice so far, but needless to say it will join the list of most frequently prepared dishes in my house. Thanks and good luck!

    • Nims – it refers to the different consistencies of coconut milk. Thin is almost water like consistency (moonam paal), medium is slightly thicker consistency (randam paal) and thick has a thick consistency (onnam paal/ thala paal)

      Hope it helps..

      • Thanks alot. I guessed so.But Sorry I donot know how to make them.Could you please tell me the quantities of cocunut or cocunut milk powder to be used?

        • You are welcome :)

          To make coconut milk with coconut milk powder

          for thick milk – add 3 heaped tbsp of coconut milk powder to 1 cup of lukewarm water, for medium thick – add 2 heaped tbsp of coconut milk powder to 1 cup lukewarm water and for thin milk, add 1 heaped tbsp to 1 cup lukewarm water.

  • Hi Maria

    i tried it..it came out really well even my hubby loved it..thank you so much…my mom use to make it at home i really like it..i wish i could make for her she use to make just like this i only remember the taste never could learn from her didn’t know she will leave us so fast…she went to be with the lord much before my marriage.. thank you Maria through your maria’s menu which ever recipes i have tried all have come out good…thank you dear God Bless you :)

    • Hi Ramya,

      You are welcome dear :)

      Sorry to hear about your mother dear..

      I’m glad you were able to recreate her taste with this recipe. Thank you so much for your kind words and also for taking time to leave a comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi Maria

    I tried it..It came out really well even my hubby loved it..Thank you so much…my mom use to make it at home I really like it..I wish I could make for her she use to make just like this I only remember the taste never could learn from her didn’t know she will leave us so fast…she went to be with the lord much before my marriage.. thank you Maria through your Maria’s menu which ever recipes i have tried all have come out good…thank you dear God Bless you :)

    • Hi Sindhu,

      Yes you can do that. Just add water to the canned coconut milk to get different consistencies.

      Hope you get to try this soon. Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi!

    Can you tell me how to prepare thick, medium and thin coconut milk using freshly grinded coconut and water? Can you also please tell me the same using canned coconut milk?

    Looking forward to try this receipe.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Susan,

      Honestly, am a bit embarrassed to say this, I’ve never cooked with fresh coconut milk, so I’m not sure about it.

      Also I use coconut milk powder for all my cooking and so am not familiar with canned coconut milk. However you can add water and thin it out to make diff consistencies.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • What you could do from fresh coconut is add warm water and juice the coconut.
      So first you will pour little warm water and grind the coconut and then pour that into a sieve and filter the milk. This will be the thick 1st milk.

      Add more water and repeat the same and thus you get the 2nd and 3rd milk as well. Hope this helped.

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