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Fried Fish in Tamarind Sauce


A common procedure in frying fish in Malay cuisine- marinate fish with a little turmeric powder and a bit of salt. Marinating fish is a very quick and easy way to add extra flavor and moisture before cooking it.

2 mackerel, cut and clean well
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
A bit of salt

1 teaspoon tamarind juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 onion, sliced
1 garlic, sliced
3-5 bird's eye chili,sliced
1/2 tomato, cubed
1 tbsp ginger,sliced thinly


Deep fry the fish until outer layer turn crispy, both sides of the fish, and drain the oil. Place on a plate that you'll use for serving later.

Fry onion, garlic,ginger in a pan, until softened and add chillis.

Add in water, soy sauce, tomatoes and the tamarind juice and stir, bringing it to boil. Add sugar to taste.

Pour the gravy over the cooked fish and serve with rice.

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