Tamarind Fish

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Tamarind Fish Recipe:

In addition to its anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties, research has discovered that the tamarind also has an anti-bacterial effect. These properties are not only exhibited in the inner pulp but also in the stem bark.tamarind health benefits

The Servings:

No of servings: 4-6 persons


The Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  1. 500g fish fillets cut into pieces

Spices & Condiments

  1. Ginger/Garlic paste (½tsp)
  2. Turmeric powder (½tsp)
  3. Curry powder (1tsp)
  4. Mustard powder (1tsp)
  5. Olive oil (2tsp)
  6. Tomato in cubes (qty=1)
  7. Salt to taste

Herbs

  1. Curry, mint, and basil leaves (5 each)
  2. Coriander leaves (3 branches)

The Tasty&Healthy Secret (which makes the difference)

  1. Tamarind paste (2tsp)

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The Directions in Easy Steps

  1. For 4-5 minutes, boil the pieces of fish in a pinch of salt, and the curry and basil leaves. Then drain.
  2. Mix the tamarind paste, ginger/garlic paste, curry powder, turmeric powder and mustard power into a paste.
  3. Add ½ tsp of olive oil with the paste and mix well.
  4. Toss the pieces of fish into the paste and leave for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining olive oil in a non-stick saucepan on low heat.
  6. Add the fish slowly in the saucepan and let simmer until done.
  7. In the mean time chop the coriander and mint leaves.
  8. Place the pieces of cooked fish on the serving plate.
  9. Garnish with the chopped leaves and tomato cubes.

Tips:

Tamarind paste is easily available in Asian foods or specialty store.


Tamarind health benefits:tamarind health benefits

In addition to its anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties, research has discovered that the tamarind also has an anti-bacterial effect. These properties are not only exhibited in the inner pulp but also in the stem bark.

Nutritional Information:

100g serving of tamarind offers the following daily requirement:

  1. Iron à 35%
  2. Magnesium à 23%
  3. Phosphorus à 16%
  4. Thiamine à 36%

Also contains fair amount of Niacin, Copper, Calcium and Vitamin D


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5 comments

  • Nusrat

    Oh how i love tamarind… this recipe makes my mouth watering yum but instead of fish can another poultry be use???

    • So sweet that you love tamarind, it’s indeed mouth watering.
      Sure you can use another one. Any protein product will do with the tamarind.
      You can try some shrimps as well.
      Have a nice meal my dear Nusrat.

  • Netta

    Oh, yum!

    I’ve been looking for more recipes to try that use tamarind paste. The tang it imparts to a dish is unique.

    I am pleased to know that it is a medicine as well. I like the thought of using foods that are also medicines. It just feels “right” somehow.

    • Chef Ayaan

      Hi Netta,

      I’m honoured that you liked the recipe. 

      Indeed tamarind is very healthy specially with its anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. 

    • Hi Netta,

      A small medical advice: Try to add tamarind more often in your diet in winter. It will prove to be very helpful because of its anti-bacterial effect.

      And for diabetics: Tamarind will prove to be helpful throughout the year. So enjoy your tamarind.

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