6 slices fish or 1 cup prawns
Salt to taste
4 green chillies or peppers, de-seeded
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups grated coconut (tightly packed)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 cloves garlic
8 red, dried chillies or peppers
1-inch piece ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
3 cups warm water
. Wash, clean and pat dry prawns or fish.
. Mix it with the salt, chillies or peppers and onion. Keep aside.
. Combine all the rest of the ingredients, except the tamarind pulp, and make into 2 lots, putting each lot into the blender or grinder in turn, and extracting the spiced coconut milk by putting it through a sieve.
. When you have squeezed out every drop of liquid from the ground coconut mixture, add another half cup of warm water to the coconut mixture and put it into the blender or mixer once more, then through the sieve, so that all the milk has been extracted.
. Now put the coconut extract into a deep pan on a medium heat and stir cook for 30 minutes, till the sauce becomes thick.
. Add the marinated prawns or fish and the tamarind pulp to the boiling sauce.
. Stir cook, adding more salt if necessary.
. When the fish curry is reduced to half its quantity, remove the curry and put it into a serving dish.