April 1, 2016

Basa Fish in Coconut Milk Curry

Flavorful and delicious curry prepared using coconut milk and basa fish fillets. Onions are sauteed along with ginger - garlic paste and tomato is further made into smooth paste to enhance the flavor of the curry. Simple recipe with finger licking taste goes well with hot rice. This can also be served with Idly, Dosa or Appam.

Ingredients :

2 Tbsp Oil
1 Basa Fish Fillet, Cut into pieces
2 Big Onions, chopped
2 Tsp Ginger - Garlic paste
1 Big Tomato, Chopped
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk ( Thick )
1 Cup Water ( Adjust accordingly )
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Red chilli powder
1 Tsp Coriander powder
2 Springs of Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onions.

Saute till it turns translucent and add the ginger - garlic paste followed by the chopped tomato.

Saute till the tomato turns soft and remove from the flame.

Cool and grind into smooth paste by adding little water.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add curry leaves followed by the ground paste.

Fry it for couple of minutes and add turmeric powder followed by chilli and coriander powder.

Saute till the raw smell goes off and add half cup of water along with the required amount of salt.

Cook it for 5 minutes in a medium flame or till the oil separates from curry.

Add coconut milk along with the remaining water and fish pieces.

Simmer the flame and cook till the fish gets cooked. ( max. 5 minutes ).

Once done, remove from the flame and serve hot. 

Serving Options :

Serve with hot rice, Idly, Dosa or Appam.


  1. Nice clicks...recipe sounds easy and tasty

  2. i am going to try this week .. food is inviting me..

  3. This is a simple & awesome recipe! I had this for dinner & it was scrumptious. Another mouth watering & luscious fish recipe that I came across few days ago was Amritsar fish recipe . My kids loved it too.