Indian spiced fish in creamy, yoghurt sauce

"Depending on how many chilies you use, this is a mildly spiced and lovely aromatic dish. I use small plaice fillets, rolled up and secured with a wooden skewer (remove them before serving) for this fish dish, but it is just as nice with other white fish. Serve with plain white rice, green peas and a cucumber salad."
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  • Heat the butter and fry the onions until limp, add the green chilies and the ginger, fry for a few minutes Mix yoghurt, cream, turmeric, fenugreek and the cardamom, add this to the frying pan and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the fish to the sauce, simmer for another 10 minutes or until the fish is done Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the coriander over it.

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  1. This was so nice. My boyfriend made it when it was his turn to cook, and he likes chillies more than me (and he didn't deseed them), so it was a little on the hot side, but it was so lovely and creamy. We used trout fillets instead, but it was really really lovely. I'm making it next time, without the chilli seeds though!! Thank you :o)
  2. This was lovely.I used Hake loins and served it with a almond rice pilaf.
  3. We enjoyed this recipe very much. Used Haddock and it worked nicely. Didn't have fenugreek seeds so substituted with 1/2 tsp. ground mustard. Next time will probably experiment with a few additional spices, will make sure I use large chunks of fish to avoid it from getting flaky too fast. Thanks for the recipe- pleasant and different.
  4. We loved it ! I liked your idea of using small rolled fillets and did so with basa fillets cut into thin strips and rolled. The sauce is delightful. I toasted the fenugreek seeds in the same frypan as I then proceeded to prepare the dish in; the essence that remained behind surely was a bonus in flavoring the onions. Thanks for posting !
  5. I made this with haddock, omitting the fenugreek, and served it with a tropical fruit salad (pineapple-papaya-banana-orange) and pilaf. The fish was spicy and delicious. I'll definitely try it again when I can get my hands on some fenugreek seeds.


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