Fish Curry I Maarchli Gujarati Rceipe


500gms fish fillets, 10cm sized portions

6 whole curry leaves, finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh green chilli, minced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 1/2 tablespoons oil

1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

2 cups tomatoes, blended, tinned or fresh


    Wash fish and pat dry. In a medium bowl, combine curry leaves, lemon juice, coriander, chilli, garlic, ginger, salt, garam masala and turmeric. Add fish and combine with masala, cover with cling film. Marinate for a maximum of 45 minutes in the refrigerator.

    Heat oil in a large frypan on a medium heat, add fenugreek seeds for 1 minute or until golden brown. Add tomatoes and simmer for 6 minutes. Add fish and remaining marinade to gravy.

    Cook for 2 minutes, turn fish, cover and cook for a further 2 minutes or until fish is cooked through.

    Serve hot with your choice of bread, rice and / or condiments.