Tandoori White Fish With a Green Chili Rice

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a very simple, quick and easy recipe to make, you can have it on the table in about 35-40 minutes and that time is only because, of the longer cooking time for the rice. It tastes very good, I serve mine with a yogurt sauce, which I will list ingredients below, but you can serve as is or with whatever is your preference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine paste with 80ml of the coconut milk (reserve remaining 320ml for the rice.) Place fish fillets in paste and leave in the fridge while making the rice.
  2. Rinse rice under cold water until water runs clear. Combine rice, water, chili, rind and remaining coconut milk in a saucepan, bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook covered about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan add onion and carrot, cook stirring a couple of minutes.
  4. Place fish fillets on top of vegetables, cook covered about 10 minutes uncover and cook a couple minutes more or until fish is cooked through. (cooking time will vary depending on thickness of fish fillets).
  5. Yogurt Sauce.
  6. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  7. To serve: Spoon some vegetables onto a plate top with fish and drizzle with yogurt sauce if desired. Serve the rice on the side.
Most Helpful

I had to make a few substitutions, so that may be the problem, but I found the rice lacking in a little flavor. I loved how easy it was to cook the fish.

FlavaQueen April 14, 2009

This recipe is fantastic! One of the very best I've tried on this site. The flavours are awesome. I've made it without changes several times and my husband and I love it. The chile rice is awesome and I definitely recommend adding the yoghurt sauce!

lisav January 26, 2009

This dish is simply outstanding! I made it with halibut, skipped the carrots as I was out and just increased the onions as we are big fans. The rice was awesome and complimented the dish well. I served with some fresh green beans on the side. This is a dish that we will definitely have again. Thanks for posting another great recipe!

cyaos September 11, 2008