Fillet Fish Bhuna


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4 fish fillets
3 tbsp oil
1 level tsp salt (or to taste)
2 medium sized onions
4 fresh green chillies
4 cloves garlic (finely crushed)
Spices: 1 level tsp Turmeric, 1.5 tsp Coriander powder, 1.5 tsp Cumin powder, 1/2 level tsp Chilli powder, 1.5 tsp Paprika, 1 level tsp of salt

Optional: 1 ripe tomato


How to:
1. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan
2. Add crushed garlic cloves and chopped onions and fry for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the green chillies, sliced through the middle.
4. Add salt (1 level tsp or to taste)
5. Add a little water (1/2 cup) and simmer until onions are soft and mushy
6. Add all spices as indicated above and allow the spices to blend well (Optional – add a chopped tomato for extra taste and color). Cook for about 12-15 minutes adding more water as necessary if the sauce starts to dry up too much.

7. Cut each fillet of fish into about four pieces and add to pan
8. Cover and cook for about 20 mins
9. Garnish with fresh coriander and one or two fresh green chillies and remove from heat.


Recommendations:  Serve with hot rice of your choice





7 Responses to “Fillet Fish Bhuna”

  1. Cooked this using whiting, on the advise of my fishmonger. It was delicious, I’m really pleased as I have always feared cooking ‘desi style’ fish.

  2. Really glad it worked out for you! Do let me know if you experiment with any other recipes. Would love to hear your comments.

  3. Trying this for the first time using white fish……never had a fish curry in my life……eeeeek! Smells bloody good though ?

  4. Oh my goodness! Thank you wholeheartedly for this recipe! I made it tonight for dinner- and it was difficult to find the self discipline not to eat everything in the pot! My husband was so happy with this- this recipe served up some joy in our household. Thank you again- this will definately be made again- perhaps with a different varietyof fish. What a treat. Yummy!

  5. Thank you so much for your comment. It was a pleasure to read and I’m so glad this dish made you and your husband this happy! Please try some other recipes and let me know your thoughts. Thanks again. Enjoy!

  6. Made this dish last night, very tasty, loved it.
    Shall make again on Saturday to have with girlfriend and son, probably add a bit of coconut cream, and slightly less green chillies, would be to hot for her, agree?

  7. Hi Michael, thanks for writing in. Yeah for sure, you can add less chili powder. I love the idea of some coconut cream – it’ll turn it into a fish tikka massala of sorts. Pretty much, you can make any dish out of anything if you have the main core spices on hand and a bit of coconut cream or yogurt if you like them a bit richer. Let me know what your gf thinks.

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