Neighborhood Kitchens

Fish Moilee from Rasoi

Here is a very light salmon stew flavored with coconut milk, green chiles and curry leaves.

Watch Neighborhood Kitchens: Recipe Fish Moilee on PBS. See more from Neighborhood Kitchens.



16oz salmon filet
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, sliced
10 curry leaves
2 green chilies
1 inch cubed fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
¼ turmeric powder
¼ tsp chili powder
7oz coconut milk
7oz water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp vinegar
Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan.  Add diced red onion to hot oil and sauté.  Add ½ teaspoon of garlic and ½ teaspoon of ginger and sauté until brown.  Add chopped tomatoes and continue to sauté.  Season with a pinch of salt, then add the sliced green chilies, turmeric powder and a touch of red chili powder.  Last, add the curry leaves and 7oz of water. 
Quarter the salmon into cubes and add to the pan.  Let cook for a minute or two,  turn the salmon and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes.  Add the coconut milk, lemon juice and a touch of vinegar.  Continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve with basmati rice and enjoy. 
Serves:  2

chef dhar

Chef Sanjiv Dhar shared this recipe with us when he was featured as our guest on Neighborhood Kitchens.


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