Fast forward a few years to my young adult life where I enjoyed the perks of being independent and the inherent legacy that came with it (aka being broke), sometimes my dinner would consist of stopping by an Indian restaurant, paying for some of their fish curry and taking it home with a loaf of white bread. Though it sounds kinda sad, it worked for me!
My mom and I make fish curry with fish curry powder since it’s so easy to get with our favorite brand being Baba’s fish curry powder. One of these days, I’ll break down the individual spices needed to make it but for now, we’ll use this cheat. You can find a packet of these from any local Indian grocery stores, if not the brand I mentioned then some others. They usually label them as ‘fish masala’.
While most fish curries are made with a whole fish or a fish head, I use fish fillets in this recipe and break them apart specifically to be eaten with Indian flatbreads (Roti Canai, Roti Paratha) or Indian fermented crepes (Dosa). You can buy frozen versions of these from any local Indian grocery store and it’s a pretty simple matter of heating them up in a non-stick pan for a quick dinner.Print