South African Fish Curry Recipe | Mchuzi Wa Samaki Recipe (2024)

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South African is a spicy fish curry cooked in a spicy coconut milk sauce. The curry can be served with turmeric rice.

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South African Fish Curry Recipe | Mchuzi Wa Samaki Recipe

This is a delicious south african fish curry recipe. It is flaky fish cooked in a coconut milk sauce. Delicious and mild and taste just amazing. I served it with fragrant turmeric rice and it was yum.

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How to Make African Fish Curry

  • Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. Squeeze and extract all the juices.
  • Apply salt and pepper on fish pieces and mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, place fish in oil and sear on both sides, remove it and set aside.
  • Now in the same oil, add onions and cook till golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and saute for couple of mins.
  • In goes tomatoes and tomato puree and cook till oil separates. curry leaves and mix well.
  • Add in spice powders and a little water to make sure the spices dont burn.
  • Now add in tamarind juice, salt and sugar and mix well.
  • Add in coconut milk and mix well. Bring it to a boil.
  • Add the fish pieces back in and simmer it for 10 mins.
  • Coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve with rice.

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South African is a spicy fish curry cooked in a spicy coconut milk sauce. The curry can be served with turmeric rice.

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Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Fish Pieces - 500 grams
  • Oil - 5 tblspn
  • Onion - 2 large chopped finely
  • Ginger - 1 tblspn grated
  • Garlic - 1 tblspn grated
  • Tomato - 2 chopped finely
  • Tomato - 2 pureed
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Curry Powder - 2 tlspn
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar -1 tsp
  • Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry size
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
  • Coconut Milk - 2 cup

Instructions

  • Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. Squeeze and extract all the juices.

  • Apply salt and pepper on fish pieces and mix well. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan, place fish in oil and sear on both sides, remove it and set aside.

  • Now in the same oil, add onions and cook till golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and saute for couple of mins.

  • Add in tomatoes and tomato puree and cook till oil separates. Add curry leaves and mix well.

  • Add in spice powders and a little water to make sure the spices dont burn.

  • Now add in tamarind juice, salt and sugar and mix well.

  • Add in coconut milk and mix well. Bring it to a boil.

  • Add the fish pieces back in and simmer it for 10 mins.

  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.

  • Serve with rice,

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South African Fish Curry with step by step

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Take all your ingredients
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take your fish pieces
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season with salt and pepper
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mix well
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heat oil in a pan
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place fish pieces in
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sear till golden
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drain and set aside
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in the same oil
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add onions
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cook till golden
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add ginger and garlic
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mix well
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add chopped tomatoes
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and tomato puree
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mix well
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add some curry leaves
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mix well
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ad all spice powders
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along with little water
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mix well
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cook till oil separates again
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add tamarind juice
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mix well
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add salt
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coconut milk
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sugar
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add water if needed, I didn't add any, because i wanted it to be thick
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add the fish back in
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mix well
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cover and simmer
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now it is done
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add coriander leaves
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mix well
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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Arthi Ur blog is just awesome my day never ends without ur blog. BTW im so eager to know the source of this recipe nd the reason behind the name too.

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    • Aarthi

      i got a request for this from a person

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  2. Shyamala Sundar

    Looks yummy����.. gonna try tmrw. Curry powder Na enna?

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    • Aarthi

      it is a spice mix which you can easily get in stores. look near garam masala powder

      Reply

  3. Anonymous

    What fish did you use Aarthi?

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  4. Anonymous

    HI Aarthi, I am a big fan of Indian recipes and I really like the ones you have on your blog. Just to let you know that what you have as a South African recipe is actually a Kenyan recipe. Its from the Coastal part of the country so it should named a Kenyan fish curry. Mchuzi wa samaki is Swahili for fish curry...

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  5. Lizzie

    I tried this last night, it's so yummy! I cooked the fish separately until it was done so I could leave some out of the sauce for my non curry eating four year old. We served it with spiced roast cauliflower and peas. I think I might make some of the paste to freeze next time for easy dinners.

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  6. Nicky kaul buch

    Evrytym i mke this dish nd hv it . I love it even more. Nd i love the nme south african fish curry . Its kinda intriguing as to y such nme. B whtevr i blindly follow nd cook ur recipes. I hv been following u
    since the past 2 - 3 yrs.

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  7. Parveez

    Hi Arthi I use to love looking for recipes on your blog but I hate it now because it’s full of adverts and sometimes you can’t even get to the recipe because of the adds. I know you want to make money but you will loose your fans.

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    • Aarthi

      I will look into it.

      Reply

  8. Maryann

    Made this and it was awesome!

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