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I‘ve just started to venture into cooking Indian food.. I LOVE Indian food.. really, I do.. Actually, I love all kinds of spicy or spiced savouries.. 😀

Fish Sothi, which is also known as Meen Sothi is a mildly spiced fish dish. It tasted slightly bland with the first taste, but with the second and thereafter spoonfuls of fish and broth, it got better and better.. I like it; it’s easy to make as long as you’ve all the ingredients and it cooks really quickly.

Recipe extracted from Homestyle Indian Cooking from Periplus Mini Cookbooks

Serves 4
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp fenugreek
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 red chillies, cut lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, cleaned and dried
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 750ml thin coconut milk
  • 500g fish steaks, sliced into 1.5cm thick
  • 250ml thick coconut milk


  1. Heat oil and fry fenugreek, mustard and cumin seeds til aromatic.
  2. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves and sautee til lightly browned, abt 2 mins.
  3. Stir in turmeric and cumin powders, pepper, salt, tomato and think coconut milk. Bring to boil and simmer for abt 5 mins.
  4. Add fish steaks and thick coconut milk. Return to the boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, til fish is cooked, abt 3 mins.

Remember, don’t overcook the fish. Overcooked seafood’s not nice..

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