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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Spicy Fish Curry

During my visit to Kulhudhufushi I stayed with my aunt, my father's youngest sister. Like me she has two boys both now grown up and are so sweet to their parents,  despite their wild hairstyles (LOL), .  My aunt  made this curry  for dinner  once, I have it  tweaked it a little .

Recipe : Spicy Dried Fish Curry

300g tuna  or any other firm fish cut into  1 inch cubes
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2- 1 tsp red chilli powder ( thats ground dried red chillies,)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 red onion or  2 small onions, sliced
6 cloves garlic, grated
1" ginger, grated
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
3-4 tbsp tomato sauce / ketchup
8 curry leaves
3" pandan leaf, cut into large pieces
1/4 scotch bonnet, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp sugar ( optional)
3/4 cup water

1. In  a glass bowl, mix tuna with pepper, chilli powder lime juice and pinch salt along with garlic and ginger. Mix well and set aside.

2. Heat about 2 tablespoons oil add onions curry leaves and pandan leaf. Fry till the onions go soft and starts to go golden. Switch off heat.

3. Add marinated fish, along with light and dark soy, tomato sauce and scotch bonnet. Pour 1/2 cup water and  place back over a medium heat and cook lid on. Stir occasionally , cook for about 15 minutes.

4. Taste add sugar if want to  balance the heat. Adjust salt.  Switch off  and serve with any kind of flat bread or even rice if you prefer .

Ok I know this is a food blog but I have something very funny to share with you. This happened during this week end here in Maldives and I have to say we have some very talented football/soccer players, in our country, but this guy certainly caught the attention of international sports news due to THIS  very creative penalty shoot out. Well with his antics we still won third place in the AFC cup this year!!


  1. that curry looks so delicious... love the dark soy color...

  2. this really looks very yummy...

  3. Hi Nammi,
    I never cook dried fish curry before
    Yours looks YUM!

    1. its not dried fish , its a dry curry as there is very little curry, its made using fresh fish

  4. Hi Nammi,
    Spicy dry fish curry sounds delicious! And I would cook more rice to eat with this dry curry!

  5. this looks tasty bet she was pleased you made it

  6. Heehee that is funny! The goalie? looks so shocked. Never had fish curry before! It looks like steak! Very flavorful and delicious.


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