How to make it

  • In a bowl, mix topping ingredients: 1/2 diced onion, cucumber, tomato, and lemon. Refrigerate.
  • In a wok or deep skillet, heat olive oil and add onion and garlic over medium-high heat. Saute until onions are lightly browned, approx 8 minutes.
  • Reduce to medium heat and sprinkle coriander, cumin, and red chili powder into onion. Be careful - if the red chili powder begins to irritate your throat or eyes, reduce heat again. Saute a few minutes more.
  • Add fish or shrimp, and stir-fry quickly until fish is coated with onions and spice, and turning solid white in color, just a minute or two. You do not need to cook all the way through.
  • Reduce heat and add one 12 oz. can of pureed tomato. Bring curry to a simmer, stirring as you go. Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (You can use this time to make the basmati rice on another burner.)
  • Shake canned coconut milk before opening. Add about 3/4 of the can. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Taste the curry. If it seems a little bland, sprinkle any or all of the spices into it. You can also sprinkle powdered garlic. If it's too spicy, add more of the tomato and coconut milk.
  • Balance the flavor of the tomato and coconut milk, adding the remainders of each until achieving a result you like. It shouldn't taste of too much coconut, but don't let the tomato flavor overwhelm the dish either.
  • Also make sure the curry does not dry up too much. It should remain soupy and have a soft reddish color, like a tomato basil soup.
  • Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes until spices and flavors are absorbed. Be patient... the more time you give this curry to mature on the stove, the better it will taste!
  • To serve, place a small portion of hot basmati rice in the bottom of a bowl. Ladle a generous helping of curry over the rice. Place a few spoonfuls of topping on top, and squeeze one lemon wedge over the entire dish. Enjoy!

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  • capedread 11 years ago
    oh wow! sounds delicious, can't wait to try this one
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    BRILLIANT! Can't wait to try this one!!
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