Asian Home Recipe

Fish in Coconut Milk Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon


2 cloves

1 teaspoon



2 cups

1 cup

Firm fish fillets

Ground turmeric


Ghee or oil

Medium onion, finely sliced

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely grated fresh ginger

Curry leaves

Fresh red or green chilies, slit and seeded

Thin coconut milk

Thick coconut milk

Lime or lemon juice to taste

Method :
  • Wash the fish, rub with turmeric and salt, set aside.

  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and chilies until onions are soft.

  • Keep stirring and do not let them brown.

  • Add the thin coconut milk and stir while it comes to simmering point.

  • Add the fish and bring slowly to simmering point.

  • Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

  • Add thick coconut milk, heat through and remove from heat before adding lemon juice and salt to taste.

  • Serve with white rice.


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