Asian Home Recipe

Tamarind Fish Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g

1 tablespoon

1/2 cup


3 cloves

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

3 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 1/2 teaspoons

Fish fillets

Tamarind pulp

Hot water

Medium onion, chopped


Chopped fresh ginger

Ground coriander

Ground cumin

Ground turmeric

Chili powder

Ground fenugreek


Vinegar or lemon juice


Method :
  • Wash fish and cut into serving pieces.

  • Soak tamarind pulp in hot water for 10 minutes.

  • Then rub the pulp off the seeds and dissolve in the water.

  • Strain and discard seeds and fibers.

  • Put onion, garlic and ginger in container of electric blender with a tablespoon of the tamarind liquid and blend to a smooth puree.

  • Mix in the ground spices.

  • Heat oil in a saucepan and fry the blended mixture stirring until it thickens and darkens.

  • Add the rest of the tamarind liquid, vinegar, salt and enough hot water to just immerse fish.

  • When this comes to the boil, put in the fish and simmer very gently until cooked.


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