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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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A molee is a rich creamy dish popular in kerala on india’s west coast where it is made with local fish. There are many versions, some very hot. This one is fairly mild and therefore perfect for those who don’t like fiery food. You can adapt it to your taste.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed


Heat the oil in a karhai or deep, heavy-based frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the onion has softened and looks translucent. Add the turmeric, coriander, cumin and cloves and stir-fry with the onion for 2 minutes. Stir in the curry leaves, coconut milk and salt and bring to just below boiling point. Reduce the h