Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 to 8

Time: About 45 minutes. When it's cold and blustery outside, dig into a steaming bowl of this curry.

How to Make It

Step 1

Mix tamarind concentrate, if using, with 2 tbsp. hot water (if using lime juice instead, add just before serving). Put tamarind, onion, ginger, coriander, minced chiles, turmeric, cayenne, 1 tsp. salt, and the coconut milk in a blender and whirl until very smooth.

Step 2

Pour coconut milk mixture and 1 cup water into a wide, deep pot and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes, halved chiles, and carrots; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Add fish, spinach, and curry leaves and simmer until fish chunks are opaque all the way through, about 5 minutes. Stir in peas, simmer 1 minute, and season with salt to taste and lime juice, if using.

Step 4

*Available at South Asian markets.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

zxiao3's Review

earthday
August 03, 2014
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earthday's Review

zxiao3
April 23, 2010
THIS IS THE BEST NEW RECIPE I'VE MADE IN A LONG, LONG TIME!!!! I TRY NEW RECIPES EVERY WEEK AND THIS IS ONE I WILL MAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN! IT HAS ALL THE NOTES I'M LOOKING FOR IN A DINNER/LUNCH MEAL; 1) easy to prepare. 2) few ingredients 3) easy to find ingredients 4) healthy & light 5) Fish & vegetable dish 6) Very complex, interesting flavors Changes I made or will make in the future: 1) DID NOT USE CURRY LEAVES. WHO HAS THE TIME TO GO SHOPPING AROUND FOR THESE?? 2) THE POTATOES TAKE MORE THAN 20 MINUTES TO COOK. IT TOOK ME A GOOD HOUR. NEXT TIME I'LL PAR BOIL THE POTATOES BEFORE ADDING TO THE CURRY COCONUT SAUCE. THANK YOU:))))

aprilfool's Review

aprilfool
April 20, 2010
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SaraBusse's Review

rgardner2
January 10, 2009
Changed several things, but still good. Didn't have curry leaves so ommitted; dropped the peppers to only one pureed in the sauce; added some brown sugar and lots of extra salt; and used cod, which was excellent. Tasty little dish for a girls night in dinner party.

rgardner2's Review

SaraBusse
January 27, 2009
Make the Thai red curry fish stew instead. You will be glad you did.