Gujarati Fish Curry

Dhreeti Khatri

(Serves 4-6 people) 


  • 1.5 kg fish slices / fish fillets 
  • 400g tomatoes (tinned or fresh), puréed
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 ¼ tsps Gujarati seafood curry paste or use: (1½ tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp chilli paste (optional) and ¾ tsp turmeric paste/powder)
  • 2 tsps DKhat Spices Coriander & Cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil
  • 3 tsps chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Marinate fish with 3 tsps Gujarati seafood curry paste or (1 heaped tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp chilli paste(optional) and ½ tsp turmeric paste/powder), 2 tsps coriander & cumin powder and 1 tblsp of oil.                 
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a fry pan. Add fenugreek seeds.
  3. When the fenugreek seeds turn darker, lower the heat and then add tomato purée
  4. Add curry leaves.
  5. Cover and stir occasionally.
  6. After about 5 minutes, add a little less than ¼ tsp of Gujarati seafood curry paste or (¼ tsp garlic paste, ¼ tsp turmeric paste/powder). *This is to add flavour to the gravy). 
  7. Stir and cook for 1 minute then add marinated fish. 
  8. Cook in medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add about 1/2 - 1 cup of water (depends on your preference). Add salt to taste.
  10. Turn the fish over.
  11. Cover the fry pan and cook.
  12. When the fish is almost cooked, add a few drops of lemon juice and stir.
  13. Once the fish is cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve with rice or roti.

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