Bengali Coconut Fish Curry with Potatoes and Cauliflower

This recipe is an essential and traditional staple in our house, I make this several times a year during the fall and winter months. It is essentially a great one pot stew, perfect with potatoes and cauliflower. In a bind I have been known to add chunks of winter squash to it, and sometimes a handful of green peas. All of that is up to you, but at heart is wholesome rich tasting comforting goodness that works well for a crowd.


1 medium red onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 pound winter squash such as a kabocha, peeled and cubed
1 medium potato, peeled and quartered
1 pound cauliflower, cut into medium sized florets
2 green Serrano chilies, minced
1.5 cups water
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice, optional


11/2 pound halibut fillets (can be frozen)
1.5 teaspoons turmeric
1.5 teaspoons salt or to taste
3 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
1.5 teaspoons nigella seeds

Full recipe: Bengali Coconut Fish Curry with Potatoes and Cauliflower

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