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Fish in coconut curry

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fish in coconut curry recipe

fish in coconut curry recipe
Tanzania sits at a crossroads in the spice trade routes from India. That’s why Indian spices ended up in so many Tanzanian dishes like this fish curry. The dish originated in Zanzibar but is now enjoyed all over the eastern coast of Africa. Coconut milk enriches the curry and gives it a tropical flavor. Serve over boiled yuca, potatoes, or rice.

  • 2 large Onions
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 5 finely chopped garlic
  • 1 kg Sherry Fish
  • 1 bunch corriander leaves
  • 1 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp paprika, curry powder, garam masala and tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, chilli flakes
  • 1 green chilles and bell peppers
  • pinch ground cloves and ground ginger
  • 1 salt
  • 3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime or lemon juice


45 mins

Marianet all spices and lemon juice with the fish for 10 minutes. Spare a bit of curry powder and paprika as it will be used in the curry.

Shallow fry fish in the olive oil and keep aside.

In another deep pan sautee onions and garlic until golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes and tomatoe paste and stir. As it thickens add the coconut milk and leave to simmer for 5 minutes

Add the rest of the curry powder, paprika and chopped corriander leaves, bell peppers and the green chilles to the mixture.

Add the fried fish gently and do not stir. Simply pick the deep pan

Deji Ashade
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