Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Malvani Fish Curry


Sep 17
Serves 4 30 Minutes

A flavoursome, delicious, fish curry. Perfectly spiced for that delicious ‘just one more mouthful’ effect. Get more recipes like this from


  • 500g king fish (surmai)
  • 3-4 cups of coconut flakes (fresh where possible)
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4-5 dried chilies
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp. roast cumin seeds (ground)
  • 2 tsp. roast coriander seeds (ground)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind pulp
  • 6-7 black peppercorns


  1. Mix the corriander, cumin and turmeric and cover fish in spice mix.
  2. Grind onion, coconut and peppercorns in to a coarse paste.
  3. Add tomato, coconut paste and 2 cups of water to pan. Cook for a minute on a high flame (bring to boil).
  4. Add fish and tamarind pulp. Let simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Serve with steamed rice.
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