For a VERY long time I was not a fun of fish, mainly because we had the whole fried fish at home that was deep fried by the mama’s at the market. I really HATE that fish. I can’t stand the smell or even how it tastes, I therefore formed a negative opinion towards fish and seafood as a whole. This was until a few years back while I was in campus when I had some really great fish curry that made me completely change my mind. After this I tried a few recipes here and there and mixed and matched a couple so I’m not too sure who to credit for this recipe. All I can say is that I am sure you will like it. Try it with rice or naans or potatoes. HAPPY COOKING!!
- 500gms fish fillet ( like tilapia or Nile perch)
- 2 onions sliced
- 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 2 green chillies or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- 4 tablespoons of natural yogurt
- 150ml coconut milk
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 6 tablespoons of flour mixed with some salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons of oil
Marinate the fish in lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of garlic and salt
Dust the fish with the flour
Put the tomatoes, ginger and tomatoes till pureed
Fry the onions in 1 tablespoon of oil until soft, lower the heat, add all the powdered spices (save for the garam masala) and mix till they become fragrant.
Add the tomato puree mix well and reduce the heat till the sauce thickens
Meanwhile, Heat the oil and fry the fish fillets for about a minute on each side until they begin to brown. Set aside
Add the yogurt and coconut milk and coriander; simmer till it is all well blended and thick.
Add the fish and cover pot with a lid and simmer till well cooked through
Once cooked sprinkle the juice of half a lemon and the garam masala, simmer for a minute then serve. HAPPY EATING!!
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