Fish Recipe

The following is a delicious and mouth watering fish recipe from my mother and sister in-law. They are brilliant cooks. It is a Southern Sri Lankan recipe as it is my mother in-law’s hometown. I love their food, tastes so good, I hav to keep trying to get to their level inshaAllah


500g Fish

1 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp Chilly flakes

2tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Curry Powder

1/4th cup(6 tbsp) Tamarind pulp

15 Fenugreek seed

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp sugar

3-4 Sliced onions

1 Tomatoe

1 Green chillie

Few curry leaves


Wash fish thoroughly in turmeric water

Add it in a bowl and add all the ingredients except chilli flakes

Mix well

Heat a wide pan and add 2 tbs of oil

Add in the chilli flakes ones the oil heats up and stir for 2 secs (otherwise they will become burnt and black)

Make sure cooker is over medium flame and add the marinated fish

After 20 seconds add 1/2 cup of water or just enough to cover half of the fish (too much water would over cook the fish)

Cover with the lid and keep checking

When the sides become dry and the water evaporates, this means the fish is cooked turn off the flame. If you wish to have a bit of gravy then turn off the flame before the sides become dry and water evaporates.

Adjustments could be done on your second try (e.g. more salt less chilli etc)

Serve with Bread or Rice

3 thoughts on “Fish Recipe

  • April 25, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    One of the traditional fish curries of srilanka… even today we are having it for suhoor in sha Allah… glad u shared the recipe

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  • August 24, 2020 at 2:12 am

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