Hot Nariyal Muchchi | Hari Ghotra
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Hot Nariyal Machchi

White Fish in a Coconut Sauce

  • Heat Hot
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 20 mins
                             

White fish in a spicy coconut sauce that's simple, light and creamy yet bursting with the coastal flavours of Southern India.

Hari says

This is an amazingly simple sauce to create. The flavours are complex and powerful and it tastes like you've spent hours marinading, reducing and perfecting the flavour of the dish. But you haven't. In reality, this is quick an easy to cook and you can keep it simple or turn it into a full-on seafood feast with the addition or prawns, mussels, squid - whatever takes your fancy.

The southern flavours of fresh red chilli and coconut gives this an exotic, moorish quality and I can assure you, it will be one that you cook over and over again.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 400g white fish loin, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions, blended in a food processor to a grated consistency
  • 200g /½ tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tbsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 to 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 200ml coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
  1. Heat oil and butter in a pan and add cumin seeds. When sizzling and aromatic add the onions and fry until they are a golden colour.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and fresh chillies. Stir together and leave to cook so the tomatoes break down and you are left with a thick paste.
  3. Pour in the coconut cream and cook gently for a few minutes so the flavours combine.
  4. Add the fish and stir to coat with the sauce.
  5. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and place the lid half on the pan and leave to cook for about 5-10 minutes until cooked.
  6. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if required.
  7. Remove from heat and add garam masala and throw in the fresh coriander to serve.

Served with

Beautiful with plain rice

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Calories124
Fat (g)8.9
of which saturates (g)6.2
Carbohydrates (g)3.4
of which sugars (g)2.8
Fibre (g)0.4
Protein (g)8.2
Salt (mg)0.70
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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  • Rick

    Rick

    14 November 2016 at 01:33 |
    Hari,
    Hello, I just found your site about two months ago and have been using it ever since! I really like the recipes and I just made this dish tonight, it was super easy and very good, thank you so much.
    What I'd like to know is how much a 'small' or 'medium' onion weighs. I live in the US and the onions I can get appear to be much larger than the ones you use in the videos. Also, when you make the videos do you use the same amount of ingredients in the recipe on the website?
    Thanks again!

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      15 November 2016 at 09:22 |
      Hi Rick so pleased to hear that you are loving the website and the recipes over there in the US. I would say a medium size onion is medium onion is about 165g and a small one about 70g. For the videos I try to keep the ingredients as per the recipes on the website but it sometimes it can vary. I hope this helps - Thanks so much for trying this dish - I think it's a good one. Thanks for your comments and let me know if you try any of the other dishes. Thanks so much Hari

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