Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pakistani Style Fish Curry

Fish Curry is traditionally a simple dish where the fish is the star and this version of fish curry is so delectable that will leave you licking your fingers. An aromatic dish that can be made in less then half hour. You may use any fish of your choice but this recipe goes very well with Salmon or Tilapia. I learned this recipe from one of my pakistani friend and my husband and I have had it a number of times now. Fish curry tastes well with rice, however this can be eaten with roti, paratha or naan as well. So, lets learn the simple Pakistani Style Fish Curry recipe with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".

500 gms of fish cut into medium pieces
Fish Curry
3 tbsp of thick yogurt
1/2 tomato chopped
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp of coriander powder
1 large onion chopped
8-9 cloves of crushed garlic
few fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1 stem of curry leaves
2 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp of lemon
Water as required
Cilantro for garnishing

  • Marinate the washed fish in 1 tsp of lemon, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of salt. Coat the pieces in spice mix and keep it aside for 15 mnts.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add the curry leaves and let the oil infuse.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook until the edges of the onion gets brown a bit.
  • Now add the crushed garlic and cook until the garlic is slightly brown.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until it gets tender.
  • Take it out and let it cool. Put the masala and yogurt in a blender and make a fine paste.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the marinated fish on medium-high heat until both sides get brown a bit. Take it out on an absorbent paper.
  • In the same pan add the prepared paste and rest of the spices (coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder). Mix well and add salt. Cook for 2 mints on medium flame. You may add little water to get the desired consistency but make sure to keep the gravy little thick.
  • Now add the fried fish pieces and stir continuously Handle the curry with care as the fish is very delicate, it may break into pieces. 
  • Add chopped cilantro and let it simmer for 1 minute.
  • Serve hot.

Note: To make this curry even tastier, you may add quarter cup of coconut milk at the end. And cook for 2 more minutes. This totally depends on your taste bud.

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