|| In a mixing bowl combine together all the ingredients listed under 'For marination'.Rub this onto the fish pieces.Keep aside for 15 minutes.Shallow fry them until 3/4 th done,turning once in between.Drain onto a kitchen towel.
|| In the same pan ( add more oil ,if required)add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon and bayleaf. Saute for few seconds.
|| Add onion,ginger,garlic,green chilies and curry leaves.Saute until onion turns soft and translucent.
|| Add turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.
|| Now add tomato and thin coconut milk.Bring this to a boil.Add salt to taste.
|| Add the fried fish pieces and mix gently.Cover and cook for few minutes or until the gravy turns thick.
|| Now add the thick coconut milk and mix gently.Switch off the stove,add more curry leaves and sliced tomato ,if desired.
|| Serve with rice/ appam.