Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fish Curry

Fish Curry ... Fish in a tasty gravy. You can cook this with potatoes or without them. We usually use Rohu which is very popular in Pakistan, specially in Punjab province. It is a non-oily / white fish.

Fish Curry 

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 40 minutes
* Serves : 6 - 8

  • 1 kg. fish pieces ( Rohu or any other variety )
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 250 gm. onions, finely sliced
  • 250 gm. yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds ( methi dana )
  • 1/4 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 5-6 whole black peppers
  • 2 large cardamoms
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled & cut in large pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves

  • First sprinkle little salt on the fish and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash thoroughly in tap water. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Drain from oil, let cool a bit, then grind to a fine powder.
  • Combine yogurt and ground onion in a bowl and mix well.
  • Reheat oil in the pan.
  • Put in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, nigella seeds, cloves, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. Allow them to splutter for 10 seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chillies and coriander powder and 1 tbsp water. Stir-fry for few seconds.
  • Quickly pour in the yogurt mixture, add salt and water.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, on medium heat until water is reduced.
  • Turn heat to medium-high, cook, stirring frequently until water dries out and the sides of the pan leaves the oil.
  • Now add potatoes and enough water to cook the potatoes.
  • Cook, covered until potatoes are done and no water left.
  • Add the fish in a single layer in the pan.
  • Simmer gently, spooning the sauce over the fish until it has just cooked through.
  • Add little water, if you want a thin gravy. Bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Naan / Chapatti.

Sending this to the monthly event Dish Name Starts With : F , an event created by Akila of Learning To Cook

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!!


  1. Hi Ambreen
    Fish Curry looks awesome. It is also a common diet for us in Bengal. Great recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Wow simply superb and tempting...

  3. Looooove this fish curry Ambreen..Woth plain rice ,it taste divine....

  4. Looks very tempting, perfect with appams.

  5. Thank you so much Deepa, Divya, Priya, Shanavi & Umm-Mymoonah for leaving nice comments about my recipe :)

  6. fish curry is so tempting.. perfect with idli..
    new to ur blog,very nice space n happy to follow u

    do visit me when u get time

  7. Thanks for visiting Mehjabeen and liking the recipe. Thanks for the nice words :)

  8. very good, easy to make and fast! I just felt it lacked a hint of sweetness so I added a tsp of brown suger. an i wanna sharing with u my Mauritian Fish Curry


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