Green fish curry

Green fish curry

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From
Indian Food Made Easy
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Vanessa Courtier

This fish curry is delicate of colour and flavour but absolutely beautiful. The whole spices and green chillies add background flavour but are not strong (the seeds and membranes contain the heat and are not exposed to the curry). You can use almost any firm-fleshed fish – I love it with salmon and the pale peach and green colours are a picture on a plate. Mild enough for children to enjoy.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
4 cloves
6 green cardamom pods
1 large shard cinnamon
1 small onion, peeled, half finely chopped and half uncut
10g fresh ginger, peeled and quartered
5g garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon coriander powder
300ml coconut milk
2-4 green chillies, left whole
salt, to taste
1/2-1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
100ml water
10 curry leaves
500g salmon or firm white fish fillets, cut crosswise into large pieces
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
50g fresh coriander leaves and stalks, chopped

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the whole spices and cook for 20 seconds. Add the chopped onion and fry for about 4–5 minutes until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, blend together the remaining uncut onion, the ginger, garlic, coriander powder and 100ml of the coconut milk to a smooth puree. Add to the pan with the whole green chillies and salt and cook, covered, for 12–15 minutes, giving the pot an occasional stir.
  3. Stir in the remaining coconut milk and spices, water, curry leaves and fish. Leave to cook undisturbed for about 3–5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  4. Gently stir in the lemon juice and the coriander. Check the seasoning and serve with rice.
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Indian
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weeknight
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