Fish Head Curry Recipe

Fish Head Curry Recipe

Fish Head Curry is prepared from large sized groupers, salmons, cods or red snappers. Learn how to make/prepare Curry Fish Head by following this easy recipe.
Fish Head Curry Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 5.8 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Medium to large sized head of fish, cleaned
  • 3-4 tbsp Malaysian fish curry powder
  • 1-1/2 to 2 Cups of brinjals cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces or small whole okra
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 to 1-1/2tbsp Chili powder
  • 5-6 Garlic, minced
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 2 Medium fresh tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 Fresh red or green chili peppers, whole
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 8-10 Dried red serrano chilies, reconstituted in hot water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Cups water
How to make Fish Head Curry:
  • Rub salt all over the fish head, leave it for about 15 minutes, and then rinse salt off.
  • If using dried red chilies first remove the stems, most seeds and reconstitute in warm water, drain well.
  • Grind the softened dried chilies, cumin seeds and coriander.
  • Take a small bowl, combine fish curry powder and chili powder.
  • Add a few tbsp of water and make a thick paste.
  • Take a pot and heat ghee or vegetable oil in it.
  • Add garlic, fenugreek and curry leaves.
  • Saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add curry paste and chili paste, decrease the flame to low, stir-fry till quite toasted and oil starts to ooze from paste.
  • Mix tamarind paste around in 4 cups water.
  • Strain, remove the seeds and fibers.
  • Combine the tamarind water with it.
  • Now bring it to a boil.
  • Add coconut milk, fresh tomatoes, brinjals or okra, fresh red or green chili peppers, sugar and season with salt and pepper, stir well
  • When it comes to a slow boil, add the fish head, cover and simmer it gently.
  • When fish head is just cooked, take out promptly from the flame, let stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve Fish Head Curry with, roti or steamed rice.


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