There’s something so warm and comforting about Indian-inspired dishes like fish curry. The medley of savory broth, tantalizing spices and tender fish makes for a perfect meal on a chilly autumn day. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Indian-inspired fish curries that range from spicy to mild, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastebuds.
Bengali-Style Tilapia Fish Curry
This Bengali-Style Tilapia Fish Curry recipe from Ginger and Garlic was inspired by the Indian region of Bengal, an area known for its excellent curries. This curry is relatively mild in spice, but still packs a punch flavor-wise. It features ingredients like turmeric, curry powder, yogurt, kalonji seeds and ginger. This recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t take long to prepare, so if you’ve never made Indian-inspired curry before, let this dish be your introduction!
Red Hot Chili Fish Curry
This Red Hot Chili Fish Curry recipe from the Indian cooking website Smart Cooky is sure to satisfy those who like their food extra spicy. With authentic Indian ingredients like kokum (a plant in the mangosteen family), curry leaves and chili powder, you’ll want to make sure you have a cool glass of water handy for when you enjoy this fiery dish! All you need to do to make this recipe is sautée the seeds, onion and garlic until tender, add the rest of the ingredients, simmer and enjoy over rice.
Indian Fish Coconut Curry
If you’re craving curry in a hurry, this Indian Fish Coconut Curry recipe from Steamy Kitchen takes only 20 minutes to make. Savory garam masala (a warm Indian spice blend), sweet coconut milk, spicy chili powder and fresh, delicate Tilapia come together in this recipe to make a tasty weekday meal that’s mild enough for even young kids to enjoy. The sauce in this recipe really complements the Tilapia—it transforms a mild fish into a flavor-filled Indian dish.
Indian Fish Curry
Another Bengali-inspired curry, this spicy Indian Fish Curry from Allrecipes uses an Indian marinade of mustard, pepper and oil to infuse the fish with flavor. The addition of cashews in this curry makes for a nutty, buttery texture while the chopped cilantro helps tame some of the spice.
Baked Tilapia Curry
This Baked Tilapia Curry recipe from Eating Well is a great option for those looking for a no-fuss, low-spice fish curry recipe. A mild yellow curry paste is used in this recipe and is mixed with zesty lime and creamy coconut milk to make a sauce that complements the mild flavors of the Tilapia.
If you’re having trouble finding any of these ingredients at your grocery store, you may want to stop by your local Indian grocer or purchase the ingredients online. Indian-inspired fish curry is a delicious way to warm up at the end of a cold day, so give one a try for your next weekday dinner.