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Fish Curry Recipe

Fish Curry Recipe

(Gulai Ikan)

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

500 g


2 cloves

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 cup

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

2 strips


2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1/2 cup

Firm fish steaks

Medium onions, roughly chopped


Chopped fresh ginger

Sambal ulek or chili powder

Thin coconut milk

Ground cilantro

Ground cumin

Ground fennel

Ground turmeric

Thinly peeled lemon rind

Curry leaves

Lemon juice


Thick coconut milk

Method :
  • Cut fish steaks into serving pieces.

  • Put onions, garlic, ginger and sambal ulek into blender container and blend to a smooth paste.

  • Add a tablespoon of thin coconut milk if necessary.

  • Scrape the blended mixture into a saucepan, wash out blender with the thin coconut milk and add to saucepan together with the ground spices, lemon rind and curry leaves.

  • Bring to the boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes.

  • Then add the fish, tamarind liquid and salt and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Add thick coconut milk and stir until curry reaches simmering point once more.

  • Serve with steamed rice.


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