• Servings 8
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 15 min
  • Cuisine
  • Skill Level

Indian Codfish in Coconut Curry


  • 1/4 cup dried shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 lb of cod fish fillets or any firm white fleshed fish
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp crushed dried red peppers
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • Juice of 1 lime
Spicy coconut curry sauce makes this a very special fish dish. The curry is freshly made with onions, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cloves and fresh cracked black pepper.


  • Add enough milk to dried coconut to make 1 cup.
  • Let stand for 1 hour, then strain, using a wire mesh strainer.Be sure to squeeze all the milk out of the coconut, then discarding the coconut pulp.
  • In  a large saute pan melt butter over moderate heat.
  • Add the onion, cumin, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cloves, red peppers and saffron. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add fish fillets and saute briefly on both sides.
  • Add the coconut milk and lime juice, and bring just to a boil, then cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.


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