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.





15 min


15 min


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