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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rgardner2's Review

rgardner2
January 27, 2009
Make the Thai red curry fish stew instead. You will be glad you did.

SaraBusse's Review

SaraBusse
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.