Singaporean Fish Head Curry

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Pinaygourmet 345142

My aunt introduced me to Singaporean cuisine. I got this recipe from a cook book I bought two years ago and have made it many times for a Sunday dinner before I moved to Canada. I didn't bring my book but I asked my sister to send me the recipe by e-mail.

Top Review by Sam F.

Wonderful recipe!!! The flavors go together so well. We all ate seconds. This will definitely be on our regular menu. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the fish head or fish steaks and pat dry. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or saucepan, add curry seeds mixture and ginger and stir fry over high heat for two to three minutes till the seeds pop.
  3. Cool slightly then pulse in a food processor to create the paste.
  4. In the same wok or sauce pan with the remaining oil, add garlic and stir fry till lightly browned.
  5. Add the curry paste and stir fry till fragrant and cooked.
  6. Add the onions and stir fry briefly for about one minute.
  7. Put in half of the coconut milk, bring to a boil, remember to keep stirring to avoid curdling.
  8. Add the fish, cook for 10 minutes before adding the remaining coconut milk and the tamarind juice.
  9. Add the tomatoes, red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves, salt and sugar.
  10. Simmer gently for about five to eight minutes or until the sauce is thickened to a desired consistency and the fish is cooked through.
  11. You may add more liquid if there is not enough gravy.
  12. Serve with steaming hot rice.

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