Monkfish Curry Rice

October 4, 2007 at 9:11 pm 4 comments


A word of warning.




With napisan on hand you can bravely give this to your little fingers to munch on and shove in their mouth as they deem appropriate (all etiquette aside). Hold the chilis for the adults though, unless your little one shows a taste for a lil more spice.

1 kg white fish such as the lovely monkfish (I would also recommend swordfish apart from its high mercury content, so not so good for little Imps unfortunately) cut into largish chunks

2 tsp tumeric

5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander seeds

400mL coconut milk

2 onions, cut into chunky pieces

4 potatoes, chopped into baby friendly pieces

1 small pumpkin/butternut squash, again in baby friendly pieces

1 tablespoon tamarind paste

1 green chili

a little oil

500mL water or stock

Heat oil and cook onions about 5 minutes until softened. Add the ginger, cumin, tumeric and coriander seeds and fry with the onions on low heat for a few more minutes. Add the potato and pumpkin/squash and mix well. Then pour in the coconut milk, add tamarind paste and add the water/stock and cook until potato and pumpkin are soft. When the pumpkin and potato are almost done, add the fish and cook around 5 minutes or so.

Serve with rice and topped with coriander (and serve with chopped chillies for the heat lovers)

(you can also use any other veg on hand in the curry, I used some lovely sugar snap peas and carrots, I imagine green beans would work really well too ;))


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. raylis  |  October 5, 2007 at 6:46 am

    hi there,

    thanks for this blog!

    was just wondering, how old is your LO?

    how does your LO eat the rice…? rice is staple here, but DS hasn’t mastered the pincer grasp just quite yet, and he’s in the mash everything up with my fingers phase.. so nothing much goes in..

  • 2. amberjee  |  October 5, 2007 at 9:04 am

    The Imp is 9 months. I just gave him some rice with the curry as that is what I was having, and clumps of rice got shovelled in with the rest. It’s the kind of whole fist grab and press into the mouth if you know what I mean. It’s the first time he’s really done it that well, so I thank this tasty curry for that. We are also BIG rice eaters here. My theory is if you just keep giving them something, they’ll figure out a way to eat it (or throw it on the floor) 😉

  • 3. raylis  |  October 22, 2007 at 9:56 am

    hi there, thanks for the reply!

    ah… maybe i should try more ways… at the moment i load up a spoon and he shoves it into his mouth.. 😦 not really feeding himself, huh..!

    tell me about throwing it on the floor..! he’s now in the swish swoosh mode.. sigh! i really hope it’s a passing phase and not a recurring one!

  • 4. amberjee  |  October 22, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    whatever works raylis!

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