September 19, 2011

Punjabi Fish Curry

After a weekend with lots of meat devouring and cook-outs, I  was really craving for a fish curry paired with some Rice. Hence I decided to treat myself with this heavenly dish. Hope you will enjoy this too!

Serves 4


To be ground
1/2 Cup - Shallots OR 3/4 Cup - Red onions
6 cloves - Garlic
1" - Fresh Ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp - Coriander powder
1 Tsp - Cumin seeds / Jeera
1/2 Tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp - Amchur
1/4 Tsp - Garam Masala
6 - Dry red chilly

For Fish curry
1 lb - Fresh Fish like Tilapia
1 Cup - Tomato (Chopped)
1 Cup - Red onions (Sliced)
1/2 Cup - Yogurt
10 - Black peppercorns
1 1/2 Cup - Water
Cilantro/Coriander leaves

  • Grind the ingredients mentioned in the first section withsome water in a blender. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the peppercorn followed by onions.Sauteuntil brown.
  • Add the ground paste and saute until the water dries off.
  • Add tomatoes and saute well. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and blend into the paste.
  • Beat the yogurt and add it to the pan. Cook for 8-10 mins.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the fish pieces and cook until the gravy is thick.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Note and Tips
* The ground masala should be sauteed well to avoid the taste of uncooked onions.
* You can lightly fry the fish and then add it to the curry for richer taste.


  1. so colourful n mouthwatering....

  2. Tried this one out and was a hit. Thanks Shema.

  3. Thanks Deepthi. Glad that everyone liked it

  4. Just remembered that there was some left over fish and dint know what to make with it that is different from the usual :-)
    So checked out ur blog and this one really seems to match my mood..Thnx a lot!

  5. I'd love to try this dish but I'm unsure about the measurements you have used, what doe the 'C' mean? Thanks!


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