Curry Fish Head

Fish
Mains
Rice
Soup

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

If you’re local. and spice is your thing, you’re probably a fan of Curry Fish Head. And like many of you, so are we!
What really makes Curry Fish Head special is in allowing the spice to really infuse itself into the flesh of your fish. Our choice of fish is the red snapper, so get yourself a good selection of fish head from your neighbourhood market!
The key is not to overcook the fish head! By adding in the mustard seeds, curry leaves & fenugreek seeds, the aroma created can be hunger-inducing – so beware if you finish up this dish quickly.

Ingredients

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red snapper fish head (cut into half)
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red snapper fish head (cut into half)
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medium egg plants (cut in 8 cm sticks)
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medium egg plants (cut in 8 cm sticks)
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lady’s fingers (stems removed)
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lady’s fingers (stems removed)
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tomatoes (cut into quarters)
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tomatoes (cut into quarters)
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tbsp
tbsp
assam paste mixed with warm water
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tbsp
tbsp
assam paste mixed with warm water
Spice Paste
Spice Paste
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g
shallots
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g
shallots
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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g
g
ginger
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g
g
ginger
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g
g
galangal
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g
g
galangal
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stalks
stalks
lemongrass
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stalks
stalks
lemongrass
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g
g
dried chili paste
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g
g
dried chili paste
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tbsp
tbsp
turmeric powder
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tbsp
tbsp
turmeric powder
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ml
ml
water
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ml
ml
water
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
mustard seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
mustard seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
fenugreek seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
fenugreek seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
fish curry powder
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tbsp
tbsp
fish curry powder
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ml
water
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ml
water
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ml
coconut cream (Kara brand)
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ml
coconut cream (Kara brand)
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)

Steps

1

cut 1 medium egg plants into 8 cm sticks
cut 1 medium egg plants into 8 cm sticks
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2

remove stems from 6 lady’s fingers
remove stems from 6 lady’s fingers
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3

cut 3 tomatoes into quarters
cut 3 tomatoes into quarters
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4

mix 2 tbsp assam paste with 2 tbsp warm water
mix 2 tbsp assam paste with 2 tbsp warm water
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5

To food processor
To food processor
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6

add 150g shallots,
add 150g shallots,
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7

15 cloves garlic,
15 cloves garlic,
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8

40g ginger,
40g ginger,
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9

40g galangal,
40g galangal,
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10

stalks chopped lemongrass,
stalks chopped lemongrass,
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11

100g dried chili paste,
100g dried chili paste,
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12

2 tbsp turmeric powder,
2 tbsp turmeric powder,
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13

50 ml water and blend till smooth
50 ml water and blend till smooth
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14

add 4 tbsp oil to pan on medium heat
add 4 tbsp oil to pan on medium heat
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15

add 1 tbsp mustard seeds to oil
add 1 tbsp mustard seeds to oil
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16

add spice paste and stir fry for 10 minutes till fragrant
add spice paste and stir fry for 10 minutes till fragrant
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17

add 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds,
add 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds,
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18

30 curry leaves,
30 curry leaves,
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19

3 tbsp fish curry powder
3 tbsp fish curry powder
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20

stir fry for another 5 minutes
stir fry for another 5 minutes
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21

mix in 500 ml water
mix in 500 ml water
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22

assam paste mixture
assam paste mixture
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23

and 200 ml coconut cream (Kara brand)
and 200 ml coconut cream (Kara brand)
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24

stir the mixture evenly
stir the mixture evenly
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25

add 2 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste),
add 2 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste),
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26

and 1 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
and 1 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
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27

Put fish head in steamer and steam for 8-10 mins depending on size
Put fish head in steamer and steam for 8-10 mins depending on size
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28

bring to curry boil, then add in egg plants and lady’s fingers
bring to curry boil, then add in egg plants and lady’s fingers
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29

add tomatoes after eggplants and lady’s fingers start to soften and cook for another 2 mins
add tomatoes after eggplants and lady’s fingers start to soften and cook for another 2 mins
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30

remove fish head from steamer, add to curry and served.
remove fish head from steamer, add to curry and served.
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