Bengali Salmon Curry

Serves 4 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 20 minutes   Rated:    
by Tenina Holder

This amazing fragrant curry is just such a pleasure to make because you are seriously eating this within half an hour of deciding to get your curry on! The choice of salmon is purely mine, think of using this same curry base for other fish of choice. Even scallops would be quite amazing. Serve up with all the usual suspects. Steamed rice, some yoghurt, plenty of coriander and go the whole hog and add some naan. You know you want to.

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  • 1 Teaspoon each cumin, fennel, mustard seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons turmeric
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt
  • 200 Grams onion, cut into pieces
  • 20 Grams EVOO
  • 1 Red Chillie(s) with seeds (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Umami Paste Recipe
  • 200 Grams boiling water
  • 500 Grams skinless salmon fillet, 7cm cubes
  • Garnish
  • Fresh coriander and lime wedges
  • Rice to serve



Place seeds, mustard powder, paprika, turmeric and salt into a dry frying pan and toast on a high heat until smoking and fragrant. Cool slightly before blending 1 min/speed 10.


Add onion, EVOO and chilli into Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5.


Scrape down and cook 8 min/Varoma/speed 1/MC off.


Add Umami Paste and water and cook 8 min/100ºC/speed 3/MC off.


Replace MC and blend 30 sec/speed 6.


Add salmon and cook 2-3 min/100ºC/Reverse/speed soft.


Serve with steamed rice, lime wedges and coriander sprigs.

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