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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Black Pepper Fish Curry

This is a very simple curry. My mum used to make this quite often when I was home and I love the taste of black pepper. I used fresh tuna , you can try with other fish  such as sword fish or even those  firm white fish fillets.

For 2

250g fish, cut into about 1/2 -1 inch cubes.
1 small onion, sliced
5-6 curry leaves
2-3 fingerlength green chillies , slit into two( optional)
2 fat cloves of garlic, grated or pound to paste
1" piece ginger, grated or pound to a paste
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1/2 a lime or 1/4  lemon.
about 1/2 cup water

1. Place fish cubes in a bowl or zip lock bag, and add lime juice, garlic, ginger, pepper and a tiny pinch of salt. Leave in the fridge for about 30 minutes to marinate.

2. Heat oil in a suitable pot or wok,  saute your onions and curry leaves till the onions are just turning colour to golden. Add your fish with the marinade and the chillies if using.

3. Pour in   about 1/2 cup  water, cover and simmer for about 2  minutes till fish is cooked through.

4.  Remove lid and stir carefully  to reduce the sauce till almost all the water evaporates ( you can leave a little gravy if you want). Taste , season with salt. Switch off .

Serve with a flat bread of your choice or even bread.


Ps. Whats the difference between corn starch and cornflour, I have this recipe that asks for cornstarch and corn flour.


  1. Hi,

    Great looking pepper fish curry...:)


  2. wow... love the curry dear... simply superb...

  3. This looks so tasty n easy enough to d click..

    do visit mine..when time permits..

    Tasty Appetite

  4. Looks so good. I love peppers, and tuna is a favorite fish!

  5. Hayırlı günler, ellerinize sağlık çok leziz ve iştah açıcı bir görüntüsü var.
    Bugün bloglardan seçmelerde kutsal sofranın cevizli kurabiye tarifi yayınlandı.


  6. spicy and tasty,love such dishes...

  7. sounds delish! is this a maldivian dish?

  8. Fingerlicking curry, tempts me a lot..

  9. thanks for the sweet comments:),
    petite nyonya, you can say its a maldivian dish, but not an authentic one , its something my mum whips up now and then :)

  10. It sounds so good - I'd use lots and lots of black pepper!

  11. taste good as long as Tuna is there, and healthy also with all Omega 3s

  12. Make any kind of fish curry and I am there!

  13. ur black pepper curry looks yummss.. btw about corn flour and corn starch, corn flour is the dried and processed one made from corn starch.. :p i also dunno what corn starch actually is.. hehe..

  14. That sounds really delicious! I bet it would be great with some rice too :)

  15. I like both fish and curry..I feel like that you made this one just for me. :-))

  16. I love that black peppery taste too! Looks delicious!

  17. corn starch is used in patients with glycogen storage can slowly release glucose types to prevent low glucose


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