Fish Curry - SPICY version!

Spicy Fish “माछा “ Curry is a delicious dish that can be easliy be prepared in a short amount time. It is full of falvors, and is commonly served with plain white rice. Please give it a try :)

How to make the fish curry?


  • Yield: 4 people
  • Prep Time: about 15-20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15-18 mins
  • Total Time: about 45 mins to an 1 hr
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: Nepalese/Indian
  • Author: Myself

Cooking Utensil

  • Frying pan (preferably a cast iron pan)

1. Ingredients :

  • 2 lb Fish (Tila pia or any fresh water fish)
  • 1 large finely chopped Onion
  • 6 cloves minced Garlic
  • ~2 inch finely chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp ground Mustard powder
  • 1 Tsp of hot Cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Dry red peppers
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Tbsp each of Paparika powder; Turmeric powder; and Corriander powder
  • 1 Tsp of Garam masala powder
  • 1 cup whole purpose flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

Preparing the curry

Step: 2.1 Frying the Fish

  • Cut and wash the fish
  • In a large bowl, add all the whole purpose flour, salt, cayenne pepper, tumeric, paparilka powder and mix well.
  • Coat the cut fish in the above mix one at a time
  • In hot a pan and add about 1 cup oil
  • Fry the fish until golden brown
  • Keep the fried fish aside in a different container
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    Step: 2.2 Preparing the gravy

    1. In a hot pan, add 1 tbsp oil. Next, add Bay leaves, Cumin seeds, Fenugreek seeds, and dry red chilli peppers;and fry well
    2. Next, add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger; and fry until golden brown
    3. Add mustard powder, paparika, cayenne, turmeric, and coriander powder, and cook for a couple of mins
    4. Add chopped tomatoes, and cook very well until dark brown in color
    5. Add garam masala
    6. Add about 2 cups of water, and bring it boil
    7. Finally, add the fried fish and bring it boil, and add the cilantro.
    8. Serve with white rice

    Happy Cooking! And please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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