Saturday, August 20, 2011

Indian Fish Curry

Whenever I think of having fish, it's either steamed, pan fried or in a curry form. Looking back, I always feel more comfortable having curry fish (or steamed fish) than other versions. Attempting it at home however, is another story.

I spotted this recipe by Betty Saw some time ago from her "Rasa Malaysia" Cookbook. Woah, that cookbook is filled of goodies.

Again, I chose a recipe that I know ingredients can be source here at our markets. I didn't use as much coconut as stated in the recipe. On hindset, I should have ground the ingredients but chopped them finely instead.

I love the tangy, rich taste of this. I used barramundi fillet but am thinking of using snapper next time-a fish which is firmer.

This year, it's my aim to master the art of making curries. While I am not quite there yet, this recipe makes me feel proud that I have stepped out of my comfort zone-and resisted using package sauces! woohoO!

Indian Fish Curry (serves 4)
400 grams Barramundi fillet sliced
100 grams of squid sliced
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp of curry powder mixed with 100 ml water
1 tsp mustard seeds
a few slices of tamarind soaked in few tsp of water. strain pulp
250 ml coconut milk
3 brinjals sliced diagnonally
1/2 can of tomatoes or 3 tomatoes quarted

Ingredients to be grounded (or chopped finely)
4-5 chili padi or 25 dried chillies soaked
around 6 shallots chopped
4 stalks of lemongrass

Rub fish with 1 tsp of salt. Set aside.

Heat some oil in wok or pan. Fry grounded or finely chopped ingredients. Then add curry powder paste and mustard seeds. Fry till fragrant. If mixture appears dry, add some tamarind liquid.

Add curry leaves. Fry for 3-5 more minutes before adding the rest of the tamarind liquid and coconut milk.

When it starts to boil, add the brinjals. Simmer for around 10 minutes. Then add fish, salt and tomatoes. Cook till fish is done. Serve with rice.



Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

what a great dish! I don't mind having this with Rice every day!

lena said...

i love curries too much! just had curry fish head for dinner at a restaurant just now. I also love indian curries, must learn more about that! well done, daphne on your curry dish! well i think after this, will be seeing more of your curry posts in the future!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Good for you! I still couldn't resist a good package sauce. :D

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. I love curries and this looks perfect. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

I think I prefer just about everything in curry form but this looks especially delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

What a fun dish with the fish and curry flavors. I have never thought of that combo before but it sounds and looks divine!

edith said...

This definitely will compliment a bowl of plain white rice!

BTW, looks like you enjoy cooking, perhaps you will be interested to join me in this event?

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