King Fish Molho / King Fish Moll

King Fish Molho - Moll - Molle

King Fish Molle /Moll

 Goan Fish Pickle


1 kg King fish steaks

(Cut into Steaks about 0.8 cm)


Fish Marinade:

¾ tsp turmeric powder

½ lime juice

Salt to taste

Masala to grind:

40-42 bedki chilies

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

20-22 cloves of garlic

2” inch ginger

1 ½ inch cinnamon stick

14-16 cloves

24-26 peppercorns

1 tsp cumin

180ml vinegar (about ¾ cup)

*** First grind the chilies to a powder, than add the remaining ingredients and grind to a smooth paste.


Other Ingredients:

1 tablespoon sugar

5 cloves of garlic chopped

250 ml oil

3 tablespoon tamarind water.

½ cup vinegar (about 118/120ml)

Salt to taste


Pre- preparation:

1. Marinate the fish with turmeric, salt and lime.

2. Pan fry the fish steak for about 1 ½ minutes each side.

3. Don’t overcook the fish steaks it should be half done.

4. Keep the fish steaks to cool.



*** I have deboned the fish after frying. You can use the whole steak as is, it’s on your preference.


1. Add oil to a kadai / wok (medium flame).

2. As the oil starts to heat add the chopped garlic.

3. Once the garlic starts to turn brown add the ground masala.


4. Cook for a while and add sugar, tamarind water and vinegar.


5. Let this come to a boil. Now reduce to low flame.

6. Add the fish pieces to the masala.


7. Do not stir the fish regularly or it will break ( just once or twice if required)

8. Make sure that the masala doesn’t get burnt.


9. Cook for about 12-14 minutes and it’s done.

10. Check salt to taste.

King Fish Molho - Moll - Molle

11. Let the Molho / Moll cool to room temperature before bottling.

12. Use a clean bottle without any water/ humidity inside it.

13. Let the Molho / Moll rest in a dark and cold place for atleast 15 days before eating.

King Fish Molho - Moll - Molle

*** try and use a glass bottle / Jar or Ceramic pickle jars to store the Molho / Moll (Avoid plastic).

***At the end, add the oil from the kadai / wok on top of the fish pieces after bottling the Molho / Moll.

King Fish Molho - Moll - Molle

Bon appetit.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nizel Ferns says:

    Greatest Of All Nations”Goan” Gourmet of Awesome Nations all blended in Goa. Congrats to the great contribution of sharing secret recipes


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      thanks Nizel.. 🙂


  2. Raymond says:

    Can i used rechad Masala instead of grinding the Masala as per ur reciepe


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