Monday, 16 November 2015

Turmeric Coconut Fish Curry

This turmeric coconut fish curry makes a perfect dinner on a hot date night; just spicy enough to prompt a heat induced appetite. This creamy colourful cod one pot, is quick and easy to cook and any fish of choice can be used.


2 x coconut cream (160ml each)
650g Cod fish fillets (cut into chunky pieces)
4 red chillies (finely cut)
2 spring onions (cut)
1 and 1/2 knorr chicken seasoning
handful basil leaves (sliced)
1 teaspoon turmeric
3 garlic cloves (crushed and chopped)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 red bell pepper (sliced)
1 pak choi
corn flour to thicken if need be (about a tablespoon corn flour and tablespoon water)


In a non stick pan or wok, place the chunky cod fillets.

Season by adding the red chillies, half of the sliced basil leaves, the knorr seasoning cubes, crushed garlic cloves, coconut oil and spring onions.

Place on a medium gas heat, allow to heat up for about 3 - 5 minutes. Add the coconut creams, turmeric and stir in to coat the fish. 

Cover pan with lid and bring to boil. Allow to cook for about 6 minutes.

Add the carrots and bell pepper; allow to simmer for 10 - 12 minutes. At this point, start boiling rice.

Once sauce is reduced a little bit, the add the pak choi, remaining sliced basil leaves. stir in and turn off the gas.

However, if  curry is a bit watery, add corn flour thicken.

Serve hot with rice.


  1. I know turmeric and curry are similar in a lot of ways but still different as I've read curry is basically made up of several other spices, but I still wonder if cooking with turmeric achieves the same results as curry?
    I wonder if it's something you can use as a substitute to curry, kinda like how we make do with kale in veg soups instead of pumpkin leaf.
    I guess I'll just have to get some and give it a try, I've just never been keen on trying it.

    1. Yes, curry is made up of many spices especially indian spices. I don't like it personally, hence I made my own version. Still yummy. You should try it. Thanks for your comment.

  2. It looks yummy. Can I use coconut milk instead of coconut cream?

    1. yes but it wont be as creamy as this. Then, you would have to thicken it with corn flour or flour.

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