Kingfish curry


by: NYC Cook

Curry is a generic description used throughout European culture to describe a variety of spiced dishes, especially from Indian or other South Asian cuisines. It is analogous to "soup" or "stew" in that there is no particular ingredient that makes something "curry." The word curry is an anglicised version of the Tamil word kari, which is usually understood to mean "gravy" or "sauce" rather than "spices". In most South Indian cuisines, a curry is considered a side-dish, which can be eaten along with a main dish like rice or bread.


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serves: 4

4 pieces (6-8 oz/175-225 g) of thick kingfish fillet (skinned)

3 tablespoons peanut oil

1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

1 onion (thinly sliced)

1 quantity Goan Masala Paste

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

6 leaves curry

2 medium-hot red chile peppers (seeded and sliced across diagonally)

12 small okra (ends trimmed)

3 tomatoes (skinned and quartered)

1 3/4 cups (400 ml) coconut milk

1/4 cup Tamarind Water

2/3 cup (150 ml) water


Nutrition Facts
Kingfish curry

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 417

  • Total Fat: 32.4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 20.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
  • Sodium: 786.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  •     Sugars: 14.7 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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1.  Lightly salt the pieces of fish. Heat the oil in a pan that is just large enough to take the fish in one layer. Add the whole spices and fry them for about 30 seconds, then add the sliced onion and fry until golden.

2.  Add the Goan masala paste and turmeric, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the curry leaves, chiles, okra, tomatoes, coconut milk, tamarind water, water, and salt to taste, and simmer for 5 minutes.

3.  Add the pieces of fish and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve with steamed basmati rice.

Cooks' note:
This also works well with other big fish like shark, tuna, bonito, or some of the really big game fish like marlin or sailfish. But you could make it with pieces of the humble cod too, if desired.

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