Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tamarind Fish Curry

The fastest curry that I can cook up in just less an hour is this tamarind fish curry. Simple steps in the preparation and yet deliciously appetizing. With this , the whole family gets to enjoy a really nice dinner . Anything hot and spicy will have all the heads nodding in agreement LOL ! So easy to please them as long as it is CURRY!

this is one yummmilicious & savoury fish curry
black promfret is most appropriate for this kind
fish curry :)))

Tamarind Fish Curry


1 black promfret

1 big aubergine – cut into ½” thick slices
2 tomatoes – quartered
1 stalk lemongrass – crushed
1 sprig of curry leaves

6 shallots – slices thinly
2 pips of garlic- slice thinly

2 tbs of fish curry powder – mixed with 2 tbsp water, into a paste
2 tsp of ground chilli paste
½ tsp of mustard seed

3 tbsp of tamarind pulp – mixed with 1cup of water , into a paste
1 cup of evaporated milk
3/4 cup of thick coconut milk mixed with 1 cup of water
3 tbsp of olive oil
Sea salt to taste


Heat up the olive oil in a wok, add in the shallots , garlic , lemongrass, curry leaves, mustard seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add in the curry powder paste and grounded chilli paste and continue to sauté till the oil come to the surface. Add in the aubergine slices& tomatoes and the evaporated milk and cooked till the aubergine slices are soft. Add in the tamarind water and the coconut milk and continue to cook for another 10 minutes under small flame. Add in the promfret last, simmer the curry till the fish is cooked. Add in sea salt to taste. Dish up and serve hot with rice.




  1. Yay i'm the first to comment. Now Ifeel like having fish curry. Looks soooo good ! :)

  2. wow this curry rocks, i adore fish curry

  3. I love the idea that tamarind is added in this fish curry, love that tang and flavour. Must match with the fish so well.

  4. under an hour? thought curry needs to be cooked for longer. it's appetizing enough, can imagine drenching the rice with the gravy.

  5. I really love black promfret Indian curry. Quite a long time didn't have one. Must pester my mum to cook asap. Drooling now thinking of it...

  6. Dear Elin!
    I love fish curry!
    The Missus has asked me to cook some for a long time. Now I can't escape!
    Will probably prepare it this Sunday!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,

  7. WOW!! Homemade fish curry.. it makes me feel very hungry now... give me a bowl of rice please :P

  8. I was thinking of tamarind and saw your awesome tamarind fish curry, definitely works great with my white rice! :)

  9. Mmm...the curry looks tempting enough, esp with tamarind. Will surely go very well with rice. Good job Elin.

  10. @ Zurin : Curries usually will whet ur appetite :p

    @Chow & Chatter: Hi C&C, I love fish curry too :)

    @ Kenny T : Yup it is a fantastic combo, tamarind and the coconut milk and it went well with the fish :)

    @ J2Kfm : Hey James, get mommy to cook this kind of curry for you...appetizing indeed ! Don't eat out so often....too much msg is bad for health :p

    @ Little Inbox: Go go ask mommy to cook for you...and I am sure she is a good cook :))

    @ shizuokagourmet: Hi Robert, You do love curry ? Woa... I am sure you can cook this curry. You can eat hot and spicy ones or the japanese which is sweeter but not hot :))

    @ Kitchen Corner : Help yourself..visual eating keeps us slim and healthy LOL!

    @ BBO : Good cooks think alike :)

    @ Cheah : Thanks for dropping me a comment!

  11. This looks amazing! so creamy and with tamarind...yum yum with rice!

  12. This looks great, I've never had fish curry before so I'm excited to try this recipe.

  13. Can't wait to balik kampung this October so I can have all this on a whim :)

  14. @ Pigpigscorner: Yup, the curry is creamy and tangy with the tamarind...so appetizing and goes well with rice and you can dip the remnant curry gravy with bread :)

    @ Janice : I hope you will love this fish curry :)

    @ Maya : Ohh gosh did I stirred the cravings in you :p


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