Meen Moily

Meen Moily

Prep: 2 hours 15 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Kerala

Unlike most other fish preparation from kerala, this dish is not spicy but full of flavour


  • Sole fish, cut into cubes 500 gms
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tsps
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 15 to 20
  • Medium onions, sliced 2
  • Green chillies, slit 3
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Coconut milk 2 cups
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp


  • Take fish cubes in a bowl, add 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt and 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and mix well and set aside in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and saute till the seeds splutter.
  • Add onions and green chillies and saute till onions turn a light brown.
  • Add remaining ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt, coconut milk and a little water and mix well.
  • Add fish and let it cook in the gravy till done.
  • Add coriander leaves and remaining lemon juice and mix gently so that the fish cubes do not break.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with boiled rice.