Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Coconut Fish Curry

Nothing substitutes a fish curry on a bed of hot steaming rice! I guess after khichidi , this combo ranks its place for a light meal, especially when you still have appetite for some mild spice and ofcourse ....fish.
We maharashtrains have distributed our non vegeterian days per week into a select wednesdays , fridays and ofcourse sundays ( though it might be a matter of debate on which day you are still not supposed to go non veg.) But eventually , the meals throught the week are balanced with vegeterian and fish /meat , and moms like me get much needed options to cook for fussy kids and fussy husbands , who constantly need new varieties in meals.
A smooth fish curry coupled with hot steaming rice just gives them the change needed from regular rotis atleast. And for those who are roti people , whose meals feel incomplete without chapatis , try it with neer dosa,or couple it with Spicy Coconut Fish Fry (my next recipe),you will not need anything to fill up your plate and stomach!!


250 gms surmai(kingfish) fillets(rawas , pomfret or prawns will do)
1 cup scraped Coconut
1 small Onion sliced
1 Green chilly slit
8-10 cloves Garlic
11/2 inch Ginger
1 tsp Mustard seeds
5 Curry leaves
2 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp tumeric powder
2 tsp Fish masala
1 tsp Coriander powder
Namak Shamak
1/2 cup Coconut milk
2 tsp tamarind paste
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
1 lemon
11/2 tbsp Oil


Clean and was the fish and marianate with turmeric and lemon juice

Grind the onion with scraped coconut ,ginger,garlic,red chilly powder and turmeric powder to a fine paste

 Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them splitter.Now add the ground paste and saute for 5 mins or until the raw smell goes. Add the Fish masala,coriander powder and mix well. Add 2 tbsp water and mix. Put in the slit green chilly. Now add tamarind paste and stir.
Lower the gas flame and add coconut milk.Add some water to adjust the consistency and adjust salt.Now add the fish and let the curry simmer for 5-8 mins till the fish is done.
Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve hot with rice or neer dosas.

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