How to make Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry - SK Khazana -

Boneless fish pieces cooked in a tangy and fragrant sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Marinade (मैरिनेड), Surmai fish fillets

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Ambul Thiyal Fried Fish Bangdyache Humman Hot Chilli Basil Fish

Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry - SK Khazana

Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Marinade

  • Surmai fish fillets cut into large pieces 400 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Curry

  • Tamarind paste 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Large onion finely chopped 1

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo to garnish


Step 1

Take fish pieces in a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds and saute till fragrant.

Step 3

Add onions and sauté till translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 4

Add tamarind paste and mix well. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and crushed black peppercorns and ½ cup water and mix well.

Step 5

Add the fish pieces and cook, turning sides till the fish is done. Sprinkle coriander leaves top.

Step 6

Transfer the fish pieces into a serving plate, pour the gravy from top, garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges and serve hot.

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