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East African Style Fish Curry on Basmati Rice

East African Style Fish Curry on Basmati Rice

Try this delicious curry developed by Dorah Sitole. “Can’t stop eating” is the phrase that comes to mind when this dish is served.

  • Serves: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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    750 g Hake or cape whiting steak
    15 ml (1 tbsp) Cake flour
    45 ml (3 tbsp) Oil
    2 Onions, chopped
    2 Cloves garlic, crushed
    15 ml (1 tbsp) Grated fresh ginger
    2 Chillies, chopped
    15 ml (1 tbsp) Curry powder
    45 ml (3 tbsp) Curry paste
    10 ml (2 tsp) Turmeric
    1 X 65 g Can tomato paste
    4 Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    250 ml (1 cup) Coconut cream
    Chopped fresh coriander

    Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice to serve


    1. Dust the fish lightly with the flour. Heat oil and fry the fish steaks until lightly brown. Set aside and keep warm.
    2. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chillies to the pan and sauté until onions are soft.
    2. Add curry powder, turmeric and curry paste, cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Add remaining ingredients except coriander, simmer gently for 10 minutes.
    4. Return fish to sauce, bring to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
    5. Gently fold through the coriander leaves. Serve on Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice.

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