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Assam Fish Curry

Assam fish curry recipe

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Assam Fish Curry is one of my favourite curry for many reasons. Firstly, it is not only hot but also addictively sour as well thanks to the tamarind (or better known locally as assam/asam). Secondly it is healthy with lots of vegetables (lady’s fingers, tomatoes and eggplants) and lastly, it does not contain coconut milk – hence relatively low-fat compared to other curries and keeps better in our tropical climate.

See Also: Curry Chicken Recipe

I cheated with instant fish curry paste so this curry was whipped up in under 30 minutes – faster than the time needed to cook the rice in the rice cooker. I have made curry paste from scratch before, and it IS tedious, so I am really grateful for the convenience of instant curry mixes, especially on nights when I only have less than 30 minutes to cook dinner. If you like cheater’s curry, do also check out my quick and easy curry chicken.

Assam fish curry recipe

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50 Responses to “Assam Fish Curry”

  1. Cool a new curry recipe =P

    Looks spicy, butI love tamarind, so I bet it tastes awesome!

    thx for sharing! =)


  2. Little Corner of Mine — March 1, 2012 @ 2:53 am

    Looks delicious! Love the sour taste of assam fish too.


  3. lisaiscooking — March 1, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    The sour and spicy flavors sound so good in this. Love how quickly it comes together too!


  4. Iris — March 1, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Very appetizing.Add in Tau Bok is also nice


  5. lovetreats — March 1, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    The asam paste from Ikan Brand is pretty awesome! The taste is very good and I love to cook it with prawns / fish! They sell it in NTUC. The tom yam paste from that brand is quite reliable too! :)


  6. Stephanie — March 1, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Yum!! This curry looks delicious, I’d love to try it especially with the tamarind in it


  7. Pipana — March 2, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    It’s been a while since I last saw your update!

    And oh my, my fave assam fish curry on the top page!!!

    I’ve gotta try this soon ^^

    Thank you always for updating and reminding me of great Singapore dishes! ^^


    • wiffy replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 10:43 am

      hey I miss you … is your personal blog still online? :)


  8. Nasi Lemak Lover — March 2, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Wow, look so delicious, beautiful colour and look fresh, more rice please..


  9. food-4tots — March 3, 2012 @ 12:22 am

    You’re right! This curry is much healthier than those with coconuts, and also loaded with vegetables. Your curry looks so appetizing!! ;)


  10. HoppingHammy — March 3, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    This looks and sounds incredibly delicious wiffy! You always do such a wonderful job at arranging each item for your photos. Nothing ever looks out of place!