Yogurt and turmeric fish curry

790635E4-5FFB-42C6-81B1-9C7CFFF01F86After posting a photo yesterday of this yogurt and turmeric fish curry I had lots of people asking me to share the recipe I,ve used. It’s not my usual hot and spicy curry but it’s got a lovely balance of flavours, with so little effort one pot and healthy it’s definitely worth having up your sleeve. Recently I have made sure I keep a stock of frozen cod fillets and frozen mackerel in my freezer so I can easily have a supper ready. This has all come about since having an empty nest!! So here I have used frozen cod fillets from Waitrose that I defrosted before cooking. So long as you have Greek yogurt you can make this anytime, and it uses just three spices!!

The recipe serves 4, but I make this for 2. I often find recipe portion sizes are too small!!!! All you need is a side of rice, I like a squirt of lime on mine.

I didn’t take photos as I went along so rather than wait until I make it again I’ve posted without. It only takes about 30 mins from start to finish so it’s a perfect midweek supper.

So lets get cooking!

You will need: A large wok or frying pan with a lid.


  • 450g frozen, white fish defrosted
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 250g Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic ( crushed )
  • Good knob of butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped ( I sometimes use frozen chopped onion )
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Handful of fresh coriander 


Chop the fish into chunks. In a bowl mix together the yogurt and turmeric, add the garlic cloves. Season well with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the fish to coat with the mixture and leave to marinate for 10 mins.

While the fish is marinating melt the butter in your pan over a low to medium heat then add your chopped onion, stir and fry gently until soft.

Next add the ground coriander and garam masala, stir for 1 min, then add the fish and the marinade and bring to a simmer. Cover and gently simmer for about 7 mins or until the fish is cooked through. If you think it needs it you can add a splash of water at this point, I don’t think it needs it. Taste and season again if necessary.

Serve with rice of your choice and sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander and a slice of lime.

As always if you try this recipe please let me know what you think.


Deb x

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