Monday, 13 August 2012

Punjabi Style Fish Curry

Punjabi Style Fish Curry, as being a Punjabi..i just love to prepare Punjabi food. This recipe is one of the most flavor full fish curry recipes. I prefer to serve this dish with tandori roti that too i make on regular gas stove that every body has in there home. I will share that soon, else this can be enjoyed with Rice, Roti or Tortilla.

Here comes the Recipe


1lb Big chunks of Tilapia Fish
1 tbsp Minced Ginger
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Minced Green Chili
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 cup Tomato Puree
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tbsp Oil / Clarified Butter
1 tsp Garam Masala
Cilantro Leaves for garnish


1)  In a pan, heat the oil on medium flame and once hot add in the Cumin Seeds stir for 1 minute on medium low flame, then add in Ginger, Garlic and green chili.

2) Stir till that turns golden brown, then add in red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and stir well, add in a tbsp of water and stir well.

3)  Add in tomato puree and cook till oil bubble appears.

4) Add in Fish pieces, salt, sugar and a cup of water, then cook it covered for 10 minutes at medium low flame till fish turns white and flaky.

5) Once done, garnish with Garam Masala and Cilantro...Enjoy with Rice, Chapatis, Parathas or Naan.



  1. When I lived in the Punjab I regularly had a fish curry and have searched high and low over the years since for a recipe that came close to it. Pooja, your recipe is it! Thank you very much. Chris.

  2. Thanks Chris..i am really glad to here that you tried and loved it. Hope you will like other recipes too:)