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Mix Seafood Curry

This Mix Seafood Curry is made with Halibut, prawns and mussels.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British, European, Indian
Keyword: Curry, Fusion Curry, Mix Seafood Curry
Servings: 6
Author: Gayatri Singh


  • 200 g halibut cut in squares
  • 150 g mussels
  • 150 g prawns deshelled
  • 2 nos boiled potatoes cut in squares
  • 1 nos onion finely diced
  • 2 nos small tomatoes finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet tamarind paste
  • 2 nos kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 nos lemongrass stalk
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coriander stalks chopped
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt to taste
  • coriander for garnishing
  • chilli oil garnishing (optional) see notes for details

Spice paste

  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 mace
  • 8 cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 black cardamoms
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 6 dry red chillies
  • 1 1/2 tsp a mix of black and green pepper If you can't find green replace it with black pepper.
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar


  • Roast all the spices for 3-4 minutes. Grind them to a fine powder, add in the vinegar, 2 cloves of garlic and blitz it up to a fine paste. Marinate the prawns and fish with 1/2 tsp of this paste and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pot add in the onion, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass stick. Saute the onion till it softens.
  • Add in the rest of the garlic, red chilli powder, spice paste, tomatoes, coriander stalks and cook till the onion is nice and brown, tomatoes are cooked and release oil.
  • Now tip the mussels in, saute till they open. Fish them out with a slotted spoon and keep it aside.
  • Add in the boiled potatoes and toss them well with the masala.
  • Add in the salt, coconut milk, tamarind water and water, bring it to a gentle boil. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Add in the prawns, fish and the mussels and cook for 4-5 minutes till they are cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and chilli oil if you prefer. Serve hot with plain rice.