Moli (Burmese Spiced Fish in Coconut)

We had friends over for dinner at the weekend.   I needed to make something vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten free, so made Moli, which was so popular everyone wanted the recipe, so I thought I would share it.   The orginal recipe came from the The Food Aid Cookbook, which is an all time favourite of mine.   Here is my version.

Ingredients you will need

serves 4

400g firm white fish (such as haddock and pollock), skinned and cut into chunks

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 large onion chopped

1 large red pepper chopped

1 teaspoon tumeric

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 glove of garlic

150g creamed coconut grated

400ml hot water

1 teaspoon salt

juice of 1 lemon


In a large frying pan fry the onion in the oil until soft.

Add the red pepper, tumeric, chilli and garlic and continue to fry for another 5 minutes.

Add the fish and stir until it is coated in the spiced onion mixture.

Add the coconut and hot water, and simmer, uncovered until the fish is cooked, about 10 minutes.

Finally add the lemon juice and salt.

Serve with rice.


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