Fish in Coconut Milk Curry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an original Swahili recipe from Kenya. Posted for ZWT7-Africa. I found this on the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the fish in serving pieces.
  2. Chop the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and tomatoes in small pieces.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot.
  4. Sear the fish filets and put them on a separate plate. Do not cook through.
  5. Reduce the heat to minimum and add the pepper and onion. Saute until the onion is semi-transparent.
  6. Add the garlic, and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the fish filets.
  9. Cover the pot and simmer until the fish is cooked through, which should take up to 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with rice, boiled potatoes, chapatti, or broiled cassava.


Most Helpful

A delicious recipe. Very easy to prepare, as well. I did not have tamarind but used fresh lime juice and a pinch of brown sugar. <br/>We served it over white rice. <br/><br/>Thanks for posting.

NewEnglandCook October 23, 2013

Wow! One of the best, and simplest curries I've made! Yay! My husband loved it and Ioved that I didn't have to make a spice paste or toast anything. Very easy with great flavor. I used a red pepper and cod that I cut into large pieces. I will make again, thanks for the keeper!

lolablitz July 25, 2013

This was really lovely, and it was one of those rare dishes that the entire family enjoyed, from 9 month old to 3#$(* year old ;). Served with rice and sauteed zucchini it made for a very satisfying meal. I used only 1 T of tamarind b/c I was unsure how we would feel about the flavor, and I think it was a good choice for us. Thanks for posting, CJAY! Made for ZWT 7, for the Vivacious Violets.

smellyvegetarian June 09, 2011

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