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Assam Fish Curry

Assam fish curry recipe

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Assam Fish Curry is one of my favourite curry for many reasons. Firstly, it is not only hot but also addictively sour as well thanks to the tamarind (or better known locally as assam/asam). Secondly it is healthy with lots of vegetables (lady’s fingers, tomatoes and eggplants) and lastly, it does not contain coconut milk – hence relatively low-fat compared to other curries and keeps better in our tropical climate.

See Also: Curry Chicken Recipe

I cheated with instant fish curry paste so this curry was whipped up in under 30 minutes – faster than the time needed to cook the rice in the rice cooker. I have made curry paste from scratch before, and it IS tedious, so I am really grateful for the convenience of instant curry mixes, especially on nights when I only have less than 30 minutes to cook dinner. If you like cheater’s curry, do also check out my quick and easy curry chicken.

Assam fish curry recipe

50 comments on “Assam Fish Curry”

  1. i love to eat fish with asam and chili very nice and easy to cook….

  2. Hihi may I know where u bought the fish paste curry and what brand you using?

  3. Your recipes have created a whole new meaning of dinner for my family. We’ve always enjoyed local delicacies and now can create them at home. Thank you!

  4. Hi,
    Can I use any fish fillets and add fish head in it as Assam Fish head curry??

    If possible, do advise the type of fish head you recommend for this dish. Thanks!

    • You can use garoupa or red snapper for fish head, or ask the fish monger to recommend and de-scale/clean for you. Actually the fish head is usually quite meaty, so you may not need to add fish fillet.

    • I see. As I’m in Australia thus even harder to find some of the fishes at the fish market. Alright, will try and make them this weekend. Hopefully it’ll be as yummy as yours~ Q.Q

  5. Looks delicious! Is this recipe freezer friendly?

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