Main Dishes

Fish Yoghurt Curry

This is a very innovative recipe shared with me by my sister-in-law in the USA. The yoghurt and fish go together to create a yummy saucy curry!

Fish Yoghurt Curry

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Cuisine: Kenyan Asian Serves: 5 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

    Stage 1

  • 2lb white fish (Cod, Haddock or Coley), de-scaled or de-skinned, cut into 4x2 inch strips
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs freshly crushed garlic
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs crushed dry coriander
  • 1 tbs crushed cumin
  • 1 tsp ajowan (optional)
  • half tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp red crushed chillies
  • enough oil to shallow fry fish
  • Stage 2

  • 4 tbs oil
  • 2oz thinly sliced onion
  • 2oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red crushed chillies (omit for mild)
  • Touch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp crushed dry coriander
  • 2 tbs gram flour
  • 1 cup low fat yoghurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbs freshly sliced green coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Instructions

Stage 1

1

Wash fish in cold water and place in a colander.

2

Mix all other ingredients, apply to the fish and keep marinated for 4 hours or more.

3

Heat a layer of oil in a non-stick frying pan, place 3 or 4 pieces of fish in the pan, turn over in 5 mins (or when brown), then cook for 3 mins on other side.

4

Using a fish slice gently remove into a flat tray and keep aside.

Stage 2

5

Add the oil into a large non-stick saucepan or frying pan, add the sliced onions and when golden brown add the tomatoes.

6

Mix and add salt, chillies, turmeric and dry coriander, mix well and bhun to create a wet masala.

7

Blend together the gram flour, yoghurt and water in an electric blender or with a fork.

8

Add the blended mixture to the masala.

9

Cook the mixture on a low heat for 20mins to reduce the mixture and cook the gram flour.

10

Gently lower the fried fish into this mixture and cook covered (dhum) on a low heat for 5mins or until the fish cooks through.

11

Garnish with fresh coriander and garam masala, I prefer to serve with plain rice or plain pilao rice but can be eated with naan or any soft bread.

Meal: Main Dishes