Masala Fish Curry Recipe - The Scotistani Cook

Masala Fish Curry – The Scotistani Cooks

By The Scotistani Cooks (@the.scotistani.cooks)

Masala Fish Curry Recipe - The Scotistani Cook

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Masala Fish! One of my favourite recipes taught to me by my lovely sister. This Masala Fish recipe bursts with authentic South Asian flavours that are rich and fulfilling. A blend of soft succulent pieces of fish coated in a deliciously tomato masala sauce!

Pair this delicious curry with either boiled basmati rice, naan or chapattis for an amazing home-cooked meal that will be a hit with all the family.


  • 2 onions (diced)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 2″ stem of ginger(mashed up)
  • 1 bulb garlic (mashed up)
  • 6 green chillies (mashed up)
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbs red chilli flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tbs corriander powder (coarsely ground)
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 star aneese
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • ½ stick of cinnamon
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 6 pieces of haddock fish
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsb kasori methi
  • And a handful of chopped corriander


  1. Cut the fish into large cubes and coat with the corn starch.
  2. Next in a pan fry the fish pieces in some oil until they are crispy/light brown.
  3. Drain the excess oil place on a tray and set aside for later.
  4. Heat up some oil/ghee and fry the onions until they are golden brown.
  5. Add in the garlic, ginger and chilli – mash up and fry for 5min.
  6. Add an all the spices and cook for approximately 10min.
  7. Now add in the tomatoes and tomato paste, and continue to cook until the oil surfaces.
  8. Add in the pieces of fish. Gently stir/ fold into the masala.
  9. Add in the chopped coriander, then add in the kasori methi.
  10. Finally, sprinkle in the garam masala and you are done.

The Scotistani Cooks @the.scotistani.cooksFood connects hearts – I believe it is a way of expressing love and gratitude towards one another.

Growing up my mother was very big on ensuring we always ate home cooked meals. She believed that cooking was not only a lifelong skill, but also a way people connect and learn from one another.

My goal through my cooking and recipes is to ensure home cooking stays alive in a world where it is easy to eat what is convenience rather then an engaging in the experience of cooking and having a sense of achievement in presenting a beautiful dish.

I am a British-born, Pakistani woman who grew up in Glasgow Scotland and I am now living in Canada. For more easy-to-cook recipes, be sure to follow me on my Instagram food blogging page @the.scotistani.cooks.

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