Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Indian fish Curry 印度咖喱鱼


My husband said this Indian fish curry taste very good, even better than those served in Mamak stall. I have cooked this Indian fish curry numerous times, now only got a chance to record it down here.



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In fact, cooking fish curry is fast, you just need to prepare below ingredients, don't need to blend chili paste or spices..
 




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You can use any types of fish, but I still prefer mackerel fish which can hold its shape after cooked. This time I use other fish, I tend to overcooked the fish and it became broken..
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Mix those powdery spices with water to form a paste, so it will not easily burnt during sauté..
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I especially love the bendi (lady fingers) ..If dip this fish curry with Roti Canai, perfect !
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updated on 26 Oct 2013- I have slightly cut down the amount of spices powder, denote in red font.

Indian fish Curry 印度咖喱鱼
(recipe source: inspired by Lena Frozen Wings, original recipe from The Sudden Cook, with modification)

1 medium size of fish (~500g)

1 tsp Indian mixed spices (mustard seeds ( biji sawi ), biji halba & etc )
1/2 tsp fenugreek ( biji halba )
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A small piece of ginger, sliced ( about thumbsize)
few sprigs of curry leaves (daun kari)

To form a paste
1 and 1/2 tbsp coriander powder ( serbuk ketumbar ) ~ change to 1tbsp
1tsp turmeric powder ( serbuk kunyit )
1tsp cumin powder ( serbuk jintan putih )
1/2tsp fennel powder (serbuk jintan manis)

1 tbsp chilli powder (serbuk cili)
2 tbsp fish curry powder ~ change to 1 1/2tbsp
5tbsp water

50g tamarind paste mix with 200ml water, discard the seeds, take the water only
1 cup coconut milk
a bunch of ladies finger (200g)
1 tomato, small cubes
1 tsp of salt or to taste
2tsp sugar or to taste ~ change to 1tsp
5 tbsp of cooking oil

Method:
1. In a pot, heat the oil and saute the mustard seeds, fenugreek,shallots slices,ginger slices and curry leaves till aromatic. Add in the spices paste, stir to mix well.
2. Add in tamarind mixture and coconut milk, bring to boil.
3. Add in the fish cutlets, ladies fingers and tomato cubes, cook for further 5 -10 mins over medium heat.
4. Add in seasonings with salt and sugar, taste and adjust accordingly.
5. Dish out and serve with rice or roti.


39 comments:

victoria bakes said...

everytime i see you blog, i go "i should make this i should make this"... now i hv a whole list of bookmarks from your blog.... where to start where to start.... maybe i should start with a bowl of rice with your curry ^^

just made your homemade pandan kaya and linked back to you... tks for the marvelous tips! it's gorgeous kaya!

victoria bakes said...

everytime i see you blog, i go "i should make this i should make this"... now i hv a whole list of bookmarks from your blog.... where to start where to start.... maybe i should start with a bowl of rice with your curry ^^

just made your homemade pandan kaya and linked back to you... tks for the marvelous tips! it's gorgeous kaya!

Casey said...

好下饭的咖哩,yummy!

Small Kucing said...

Cooking is easy. Its the blending and cleaning up that makes me feel lazy...lol


Yummy curry...nice with steaming rice

Somewhere in Singapore said...

same with Small Kucing,cleaning up makes me lazy, hehe...

Jong Belegen Kaas said...

looks good,very yummy.Thanks for ur sharing, love ur blog

The Sudden Cook said...

Yay! Glad you like this recipe. Haven't made it in a while but I agree it taste better than the ones you get at the shops:)

Karen said...

wow..sonia, u r a good cook, this curry fish head looks so yummy, looking at your picture, mouth watering now.. hehe

eileenlee said...

你的老公有你这个apa pun boleh的老婆,
真的好幸福哦!

Mel said...

Look so sedap....would love to give this a try. I love Indian curry as they are so full of fragrant aroma and tasty.

xing hui said...

Sonia, sure this curry will be goods. Come a bowl of rice, please. xi....

FromMegwithLove said...

i must try the curry sauce :D

spdong said...

我家老公也爱印度咖哩,只是他没妳老公那样有福气,有个无所不会的爱人!哈哈~

想问那些粉类要到哪里去买啊?

olive said...

wah, it is very easy to cook actually. definitely will try this

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

spdong, go to Tesco and look for dry stuffs & spices section.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Your recipe sounds great with all these wonderful spices, delicious curry!

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

who can resist such wonderful curry fish head, more rice please! ha ....

May Law said...

真棒的咖喱, 可可扒下多多口的饭了!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

偷走食谱了,我要masak这个:)

joceline lyn said...

厉害哦!食谱我也要。家人会喜欢这个哦。

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

I cook this before, very nice oh..

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

hi dear... this looks sooo yummy!

Serbuk Jintan Manis is not Fenugreek Powder, it is Fennel Powder.

Fenugreek is called Halba in Malay I believe.

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com said...

Sonia, this is so tempting and appetizing. I love it with bread too. Thanks for sharing. Definitely I am going to try this! Cheers :)

divya said...

look so delightful.

said...

好好味的咖哩噢!还有那羊角豆,超喜欢的!
谢谢分享哟^——^

Rebecca Subbiah said...

looks so good, its very popular in South India my bro in law makes it well

lena said...

yeha, i hv cooked this several times too, it is really very appetising. thx for the link back!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Echo, Thanks for point out the mistake, wrongly copy, I have amended.

suhaina aji said...

Hi Sonia..fish curry looks yumm. we almost make it twice a week.In the ingredients list foto, u say cumin seed powder but i think it is fennel seed powder..becoz cumin powder is brownish in colour..
anyway the curry looks simply tempting

Siew said...

Sonia, this is perfect for my mackerel in the fridge!! I got to look for lady fingers...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Suhaina, yes, cumin powder is slightly brownish look.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, love the spices that you've used in cooking this Indian fish curry. Sonia is a great cook, no dish can challenge you one, hehe!

Mich PieceofCake said...

Your curry looks mouth watering!

cquek said...

i am going to show my mom your recipe.

Siok Lan said...

I tried this recipe twice. The first time I followed exactly and my family members found it to be too milky. The second time I reduced the coconut milk to just 1 tablespooon. Still they are not happy. I think the problem lies in too much powder being used making the fish curry very powdery. They are so picky eaters so I have a hard time preparing meals for them.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Siok Lan, I see, maybe you could reduce those spices powder to half since you family could not accept very powdery curry.

Anne Regalado said...

Very appetizing , Sonia ! More rice is needed for this deliciousness for sure :D

mui mui said...

Hi Chi,
This yummy curry need extra rice to eat with!! Love the okra in it.

mui

Prasad Kumar said...

Wow, this looks yummy! i have been collecting Indian recipes to my Pinterest board and I love to add this one if you won't mind. Thanks!

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