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Fish and Coconut Curry

with Mango, Tomato and Hot Spices

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Fish and Coconut Curry

Fish and Coconut Curry - The South Indian delicacy fills the room with exotic scents while cooking

45 min.
1 hr
Ready in
very easy


for 4 servings
1 ½ pounds firm fish fillet (such as pangasius or tilapia)
1 Lime
3 Garlic cloves
1 green Chile pepper
1 large piece fresh Ginger root (about 8 cm long)
14 ounces ripe Tomatoes
1 small Mango (about 150 grams)
2 red Onions
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown Mustard seeds
1 teaspoon ground Cilantro
1 teaspoon ground Cumin seeds
1 tablespoon hot Curry powder
1 teaspoon Turmeric
¾ cup Coconut milk (9% fat)
2 sprigs Mint
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Step 1/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 1

Rinse fish fillets, pat dry and cut into 3 cm (approximately pieces. Squeeze juice from limes and drizzle over the fish pieces in a bowl. Let marinate in the refrigerator. 

Step 2/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 2

Peel the garlic and chop finely. Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry and cut into slices. Peel and finely grate the ginger root.

Step 3/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 3

Rinse tomatoes, wipe dry, cut into quarters and remove seeds. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Peel mango, cut into slices around the pit and coarsely chop. Peel the onions and cut into thin slices.

Step 4/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 4

Heat the oil in a pot and cook mustard seeds until they pop. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chiles and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Step 5/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 5

Add cilantro, cumin, curry powder and turmeric to the pot. Sauté briefly and then pour in the coconut milk.

Step 6/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 6

Add tomatoes to pot, bring to a boil and let simmer over medium heat for 4 minutes.

Step 7/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 7

Add mango and cook for 1 minute.

Step 8/8
Fish and Coconut Curry preparation step 8

Season fish lightly with salt and add to pot. Cover and cook until fish is opaque throughout, 4-6 minutes. Rinse mint and shake dry. Garnish fish curry with mint and serve. 

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