Easy Fish Curry

Easy Fish Curry

This fish curry is so simple to make, and perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and its bursting with flavor.Making the curry from scratch is so easy, tastes fresher and you can make it as mild or as spicy as you want.
This curry can be made with any firm fish fillets or seafood. I made it with opah and it was great. I am going to make it with prawns next time. This curry sauce also will go well with chicken (in case you don’t like fish). You can serve it with boiled rice and naan. Enjoy!

Easy Fish Curry

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the curry:

  • 1/2 cup onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 6 tablespoons fresh or frozen coconut, grated or chopped ( if you can’t find coconut you can use 1/3 cup coconut milk and less water)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 jalapeño, with or without seeds (or adjust to your taste); this will be mild spicy
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste ( I used ~1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of black pepper)

For the fish:

  • 1 lb fish; use any type of firm fish fillets (opah, cod, halibut, red snapper); i used opah
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • Pinch garam masala to garnish (optional)

To serve:
Boiled rice


  1. Put all the curry ingredients in a food processor and blend to a thick paste, adding a splash of water if needed.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Add the curry paste and fry for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the water, bring to boil and then add fish. You should have enough sauce to almost cover the fish.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked through, occasionally shaking the pan to distribute the curry sauce, carefully spooning the sauce over the fish. Careful not to break the fish.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and garam masala if using and serve with rice.

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  • Reply
    September 11, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing. We are doing our best to eat more fish. Emma xx

    • Reply
      September 12, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Emma! We try eat more fish as well. My go to recipe for fish is fish tacos, but we really enjoyed fish curry. I will try to come up with another version of fish curry, I love how easy it is!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Feast Wisely
    September 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    So good to see a tasty curry that doesn’t require me to use my entire spice collection – love how simple this is Olga!

    • Reply
      September 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Laura! That was the idea.. I wanted something really easy that I can make during the week! Btw, I bought that India book that you recommended. It’s a good one! I am using it for inspiration, but adjusting it to my taste and simplifying it😉

      • Reply
        Laura @ Feast Wisely
        September 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

        So good to hear you found the book – I’m sure you agree on the lovely photography too. Also the garam masala recipe in there is a real winner!

        • Reply
          September 13, 2016 at 6:51 pm

          Yes, and I already made the garam masala👌🏻

          • Laura @ Feast Wisely
            September 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

            That’s good to hear – I like that it keeps for a month quiet well

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