Curried Fish -(Mchuzi Wa Samaki)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This came from a KENYA AND TANZANIA web site and is specifically Swahili. They suggest using red snapper. I wonder if catsup could be subbed for the tomato puree? Serve with rice. Posted for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry onions in vegetable oil until brown.
  2. Add garlic and curry powder.
  3. Stirring vigorously, cook for 1 minute on medium heat.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato puree, fresh coriander; cook for another minute.
  5. Add fish, lemon juice, salt, and water.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
Most Helpful

Russ cooked this for our dinner tonight. It seemed to me (watching) to be a simple recipe and was very yummy to eat! He used half a 440g can of tomatoes, three teaspoons of curry powder and tomato paste rather than puree. We catch and eat a lot of fish and I have to say I really enjoyed this one. Aussies, we used leatherjacket fillets and as Russ had cut them to bite-sized, he simmered the sauce for about 15 minutes, then slipped the fish in and cooked for about 3 more minutes.

JustJanS August 08, 2009

I really enjoyed this curried fish dish. I thought it was easy to prepare and had a perfect balance of flavors. I followed all directions and ingredients as posted with the exceptions of using olive oil for vegetable oil, 3-4 tsp of hot curry powder and tomato paste for the "puree." I used red snapper as suggested in the description. I would have this dish again. Thanks for posting.

Dr. Jenny August 13, 2008

I made this for the Africa Curry Challenge for ZWT4. I only used 1 onion and tomato and that was more than enough. I enjoyed this simple tasting dish and may use cayenne to up the heat a little bit. Other than that, a simple tasty fish dish. Thanks!!

Ang11002 June 29, 2008

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