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Green coconut fish curry

Green coconut fish curry

Green coconut fish curry

The whole spices and whole green chillies add flavour but are not overly hot so this is mild enough for the children.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 large piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5cm/2in piece fresh ginger, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 300ml/10½fl oz coconut milk
  • 2-4 green chillies, left whole
  • salt, to taste
  • 100ml/3½fl oz water
  • 10 curry leaves (available from some supermarkets and Asian grocers)
  • ½-1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • 500g/1lb 2oz salmon or firm white fish fillets, cut into large pieces

To serve

  • 2-3 tsp lemon juice
  • 50g/2oz fresh coriander leaves and stalks, chopped

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