Grind the cashews and red chillies into a smooth paste for the marinade.
Coat the fish from all sides with the marinade and salt. Let the fish marinate for about 30 mins.
Mix Mantra Malaikari Masala with some water to make a smooth paste and keep aside.
In a non-stick pan, heat the oil, add bay leaf, green cardamom and cinnamon stick. Lower the flame and add chopped onions and chillies. Stir fry for 4-5 mins.
Add Mantra Malaikari paste and stir well. Add the marinated fish into the pan stirring carefully to ensure the fish doesn’t break. Add some more water.
Add coconut milk/water to cook the fish.
Once the fish is cooked, give the cream a good whip and pour over the cooked fish.
Bring to a gentle boil and then remove from the flame. Garnish with coriander and some more fresh cream.
Serve hot with rice.