Make a Simple Yet Mouth-watering Surmai Fish Curry at Home

Surmai fish is a household staple where seafood meals are cooked regularly. This fish is not considered one of the popular fishes for nothing! Its rich taste and texture are definitely worth relishing.  It is high in vitamins, minerals and protein. Surmai Fish Curry is one of the most widely made recipes with this fish. Here we share a Surmai Fish Curry recipe that is simple on ingredients but has a delicious flavour. Check it out below!

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Make a Simple Yet Mouth-watering Surmai Fish Curry at Home
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean the fish properly. Then rub the steaks with turmeric and keep them aside.
  2. Take a grinder and add onions, tomatoes, grated coconut, garlic, Kashmiri red chillies, coriander seeds, peppercorns, and tamarind. Add a little water and grind these ingredients into a smooth paste.
  3. Take a pan and add coconut oil to it. Heat it over medium flame. Then add mustard seeds and once they start to splutter, add the curry paste. Cook it for 10 minutes while stirring in intervals.
  4. Gently slide the fish steaks into the pan and coat them with the curry paste. Add salt and ¾ cup of water and mix gently. Bring the fish curry to boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Once the fish is cooked, garnish with some coriander leaves and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

You can add slit green chillies if you want the curry to be spicier. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this curry in an earthen pot?

Yes. The traditional preparation was always done in an earthen pot. If one is available, then you can definitely make this curry in it. 

What can I add to the curry if Tamarind is not available?

You can add soaked Kokum pieces to the curry if Tamarind is not available.

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