Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tamarind Cod Fish Curry with Coconut Milk (Assam Kari Ikan Lemak)

For the past 2 years,I notice I gained a lots of weight.My mom keep advised me to eat brown rice instead of steamed white rice.I can't live without rice or noodles so is  daughter Mishu.Mishu have started measuring her food portion.These days I tried to collaborate with hubby and Mishu dinner by eating brown rice and steamed white rice every other days.Beside rice,I must also needs to cut down spicy food intake..I still have plenty of ready packed spicy paste like assam curry,samba and etc in the fridge still within the shelf life.So why not use it before expired to cook something delicious for my dinner.I used Assam curry paste to make Assam Cod Fish Curry with plenty of vegetables..This spicy dish is heavenly delicious eating with brown rice!! I wonder how and when can I lost weight by eating this yummy delicious meal for consecutive 2 dinners and 2 lunches?? **my ideal weight lost is still in the wonderland if I keep eating this kind of!**

1 pack of assam curry paste (Tean's brand)
3 tbsp sambal  sambal paste*optional if you want extra spicy *
1 can coconut milk,400 ml +100 ml water
2 cups fat free half and half
2 cubes anchovies bouillon
3 tbsp sugar or rock sugar
salt to taste
2 sprig curry leave
3-4 tbsp curry powder (Baba's Brand)
2 tbsp tamarind powder or 100 ml tamarind juice
3-4 tbsp oil

2 pounds boneless cod fish or any type of fish

1 packet fried tofu(bean curd) about 12 pieces cut 1/2
1 pound string bean,clean and cut into 1/2
4 red chili pepper,cut or sliced
2 medium onion,peeled and cut
1/2 nos cabbage,cut and washed


1:Heat medium stock pot at medium high heat with oil ,assam paste,curry powder ,curry leaves and sambal-belacan-paste for 1 minute or until fragrant.
2:Pour in coconut milk,anchovies bouillon,tamarind juice and water,mix well.When the gravy bubbly boil,add in all the vegetables ,sugar and salt.Increase heat to high.
3:Simmer for 10 minutes before add in Cod fish,half and half and fried tofu.Check the seasoning.
Cook for another 5 minutes before remove from heat.
4:Dish out and serve warm with steamed brown rice or white rice.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

need more rice to go with this curry, sound so yummy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! I bought Tean's/ Delimas assam fish curry paste while in M'sia too.

WokandSpoon said...

Don't think I could ever lose weight. I love my white rice too much. The assam curry looks delicious.

mycookinghut said...

Yum yum.. looks good. It can never go wrong with fish curry!

Anonymous said...

Another of my favourites dishes.
Like you I am crazy over rice, noodles and curries or anything spicy.
I don't think I can live without any of these.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.