Low Fat Fish Curry



Salmon steak – 250 gm

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Onion – 1 sliced

Ginger – 2″ piece chopped

Garlic – 2 chopped

Green chillies – 2 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size

Tomato paste – 2 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Sat – to taste

Olive oil – 1.5 tbsp



Clean and cut the salmon steak into 3″ size cubes.  Soak the tamarind in half a cup of water.  Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Then fry the onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves till onions turn light brown.  Add the chilly, turmeric and coriander powders and fry for a minute.  Add the tomato paste, salt and the tamarind extract and mix well.  Pour one and a half cups of water.  When it boils, add the fish pieces and cook covered for 10 minutes on a medium flame.  Open the lid and let it simmer for another 10 minutes more.  Stir occasionally without breaking the fish pieces.  Put off the fire once the gravy is thick and the oil starts floating on top of the curry.  Heart-healthy fish curry is ready to be served!

Instead of coriander powder, you can also add curry powder, fish masala or chicken masala!

  1. Long Time Lissie..Hope you are well.

    Olive oil in a fish curry that I am yet to try…I have always believe coconut oil and fish are the best matches..time I realized it could be otherwise too 🙂

  2. Salmon itself is low fat and you made it even better, looks mouthwatering! 🙂

  3. I do wish my hubby and daughter liked curried like these. As they don’t like i miss out on these super delicious fish dishes which i love and this really look so yummy delicous.

  4. looks very delicious..my husband will be one happy man if i made this!: ) thanks for the recipe.

  5. I haven’t been here in a while. Looks like you’ve been cooking up some yummy dishes, love the look of this fish curry- fiery red!

  6. Another great recipe, thank you for sharing. Thanks to you I’m really bulking up my collection of great Indian recipes!

    Casual Kitchen

  7. Hi Rachel, I am used to using olive oil in fish curry. It takes good and is good for your health too! 😉 I use extra virgin olive oil for cooking, but not for frying.

  8. thank you asha, happy, super chef and sig for your appreciation!

  9. Thank you Daniel! Do visit again 😀

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