Lajawab Fish Curry


Hello and welcome back. Today I will share with you a delicious fish curry recipe made in a poppy-cashew-almond sauce which is a real treat to your taste palette. It’s rich, creamy with mild spices and is really a must try idea for everyone who likes to try different ways of making fish. I hope you all will like it well. Do try it sometime. So, now let’s start with its making—


  1. Basa fish fillet – 250 gms.
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  3. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Cashews – 5.
  5. Almonds – 4.
  6. Onion- 1.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 Tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato puree – 2 1/2 tbsp.
  11. Garam masala – 1 tsp.

For Garnish

  1. Fresh Coriander and green chilies.
  2. Fresh Cream – optional.


IMG_3494.JPGStep 1

Wash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric, and red chilly powder. Shallow-fry the fish properly and keep aside. Grind the poppy seeds, cashews, almonds, and onion to a fine paste.

Step 2 

Take a kadhai. Add oil to it. When it gets hot, add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree and fry for two minutes. Now add coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, above-made paste and fry again. Now add water to make the gravy and simmer on medium flame for two minutes. When the gravy gets two boils, drop in the fish pieces and also add a pinch of garam masala. Cook for two more minutes. Garnish with cilantro and green chilies. You can also add some fresh cream but it is optional.

IMG_3492.JPGOur Lajawab Fish Curry is ready. Serve it in the main course.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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