Keluak nyonya fish curry

Main Dish
4 servings
24 hours
40 min
Keluak the hard knock nuts in this thick spicy curry.


Number of serving: 4
8 to 10 seeds - read at buah keluak chicken curry how to clean and prepare

Tenggiri/Indian Mackerel - 4 to 5 pieces - rinsed

Assam/tamarind juice - as needed

Palm sugar - a small piece

1/4 cup oil

Salt for taste

For the curry paste

1 lemongrass

1 inch lengkuas/galangal

1/2 inch roasted belacan

1/2 inch fresh kunyit/turmeric (or 1 tsp turmeric powder)

4 shallots

5 garlic

1/2 inch ginger

2 red chillies

1 tbsp fish curry powder

** blend to a thick paste with some water


  • Heat oil and fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
  • Add fish, gently stir without breaking for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour enough water for gravy.
  • Season with assam/tamarind juice, palm sugar and salt.
  • Stir and simmer to cook fish and to thicken curry.
  • Dish out or remove from heat.


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