- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Serving: 4
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 447
- Fat Content: 11g
- Saturated Fat Content: 6g
- Carbohydrate Content: 56g
- Sugar Content: 15g
- Fiber Content: 3g
- Protein Content: 30g
- Sodium Content: 0.4g
Lighter South Indian fish curry
- rapeseed-oil - 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
- cumin-seed - 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- onion - 1 medium onion, halved lengthways and thinly sliced into wedges
- garlic-clove - 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- ginger - 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger (about a 2 1/2 cm/1in piece)
- curry-leaf - 12 dried curry leaves
- mustard-seeds - 1 tsp black mustard seeds
- green-chilli - 2 small green chillies, halved lengthways, deseeded (or leave a few seeds in if you want a bit of heat)
- ground-coriander - 1 tsp ground coriander
- garam-masala - 1/2 tsp garam masala
- turmeric - 1/4 tsp turmeric
- coconut-milk - 400g can reduced-fat coconut milk
- black-pepper - 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- white-fish - 500g skinned, firm white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock
- green-bean - 100g fine green beans, trimmed and halved lengthways
- mango - 1 ripe mango
- coriander - generous handful roughly chopped coriander, leaves only
- basmati-rice - 200g basmati rice, cooked, to serve
- lime - lime wedges, to serve
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying or saute pan. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 1 min, then tip in the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry for 1 min more. Stir in the curry leaves and mustard seeds, and fry about 3-4 mins on a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are turning brown. Stir in the chillies, coriander, garam masala and turmeric, and fry for 30 secs.
- Stir the coconut milk in the can, then pour half into the pan. It should start to bubble and thicken, so let it simmer until quite thick, about 3 mins, stirring occasionally. Pour in the rest of the coconut milk, add the pepper and a pinch of salt, and lower the heat.
- Sit the fish in the coconut milk and press it down to half submerge it. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 4-5 mins (depending on the thickness of your fillets) until the fish is almost cooked. Do not stir or the fish will break up - just spoon some of the sauce over the top of the fish halfway through, then remove the pan from the heat and let the fish sit for another 3-4 mins to finish cooking slowly. When done, it should feel firm and no longer be opaque. If you want a thinner sauce, pour in a spoonful or two of water.
- Meanwhile, steam the green beans for about 4 mins until just tender. De-stone the mango and slice the flesh into thin wedges (see tip below left), then scatter over the fish to warm through.
- To serve, break the fish into big chunks by removing it to serving bowls with a slotted spoon, then pour the sauce over and around it. Serve with the beans, a scattering of coriander and the rice, with lime wedges on the side to squeeze over.
Healthy dinner party recipe for 4 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has rapeseed oil, cumin seed, onion, garlic clove, ginger, curry leaf, mustard seeds, green chilli, ground coriander, garam masala, turmeric, coconut milk, black pepper, white fish, green bean, mango, coriander, basmati rice and lime.