Fish Molee or Fish Moolie is a creamy fish curry and is one of the most sort after seafood dishes in Kerala, South India. It is probably influenced by Portuguese or travelers from Malaya for it is equally popular in Malaysia and Singapore as well.
My earliest memory of seafood stem from my home in Kerala. Lunch was always served with fried fish or fish curry. And there were days when we have Fish molee for breakfast as it goes well with Appam and Idiappam – the popular breakfasts in Kerala. It is a different story altogether, that my husband had never tasted this dish before in his life. Well, I have no idea why and all I had to say to him was that he had missed something really exceptional all this while.
Fish Molee is a curry wherein the fish pieces are simmered in a smooth, coconut milk gravy. Fish Molee preparation contains a delicate blend of spices and is light and not too spicy.
When I first tried to prepare this dish, that was some two years ago, it turned out to be an utter disaster! I was so heart-broken and crestfallen. I then, decided to ping a dear friend on Whatsapp because I was sure she would be able to help me out. So, it was Annie who suggested this recipe and I follow it to the T, every time I want to prepare some. She got the recipe from her mother-in-law and it is a typical Kottayam style Fish Molee recipe.
I miss those days in college when we had absolute fun. She was a dear friend and my roomie. We aren’t in touch for a while. May be since life and its hustling and bustling has come in between us. But I fondly remember her and I am dedicating this post to her.
Written for Day 2 of #NaBloPoMo by BlogHer
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