Friday, November 4, 2011

Green Fish Curry

These days cooking is pretty much easy. Buy a packet of ready made curry paste, add veg or whatever you like, simmer and there you have a curry within a couple of minutes. I absolutely agree its convenient  but you must try this fish curry with homemade green curry paste. Quite simple too to make the paste - add the ingredients for the curry paste in the blender and zzzzzzz!!!!! for the green creamy spicy curry with fried fish and brinjals and wonderful aroma of coriander leaves. 

For The Fish
500g (2 big pieces) Spanish Mackerel/tenggiri - cut into bite sizes
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp cornflour
Salt to taste
*** Marinate fish with the ingredients and keep aside. 

For the green curry paste
6 green chillies
1 tsp black pepper seeds
1 tsp white pepper seeds
3 sprigs curry leaves
1 (about 100g) onion
1 inch ginger
5 garlic
*** blend/process to get a thick puree/paste

Other Ingredients
2 small (about 150g) tomatoes - sliced thinly
1 (about 300g) Chinese brinjal/aubergine - cut into two pieces and sliced into 1 inch length
1 tsp fenugreek/halba
2 red chillies - sliced into 2 or 3 pieces
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp lime/lemon juice
2 stalks coriander leaves - sliced
Oil and salt as needed

When oil is heated, deep fry the brinjal, remove and keep aside.
Do the same to the fish (deep fry).
Leave about 4 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
Add fenugreek and curry paste.
Stir and cook until aromatic and oil splits. 
Add tomatoes and stir in. .
Pour in milk, stir and simmer until the curry is heated through.
Add fish, chillies and lime juice.
Season with salt. 
Stir and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. .
Off the heat and combine in coriander leaves.
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  1. I love few things more than fish curry, and this mackerel version one sounds particularly wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I have yet to eat fish curry, but your recipe & picture does inspire. As the weather gets colder, I will be making more spicy choices for dinner and this look like a great one to start with. Delicious.

  3. When I'm in hurry, I also like to used ready made curry paste.But, I haven't tried any green curry yet :)

  4. If Spanish mackerel isn't available, what would you suggest for a substitute?

  5. My mouth watering now,,,you tempting me with this green fish curry,looks deliciousserve with hot jasmine rice,,YuMMy..

  6. What a lovely hubby wouldn't dare taste it...he's fussy about so many things, fish included. But I'd gladly sample a bowl~

  7. curry looks delicious and colourful

  8. Nava - this looks amazing! Your photos are terrific! I have seen green curry paste on market shelves here, too. If I can find green curry leaves, I think I'd rather make my own, too!

  9. Thanks everyone for all the comments.
    As for the fish, it can be replaced with any firm white colored one.

  10. I can just imagine the taste in my mind. ~~Slurrpp

  11. I love Thai green curry paste! Looks delicious!

  12. That looks so tasty, very good with nasi putih

  13. I luv this green curry....nice click...nava,ur blog wikipedia of fashion n food :)

  14. Lovely Recipe!I'm definitely going to make this one,never made fish curry like this before and it has all my favorite flavors Nava!

  15. I loved the green colour, so i am going to have to replace the fish with something vegetarian :)


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