1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
5 black peppercorns
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 onions (finely chopped)
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
1 teaspoon tamarind paste (without the seeds)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus more for frying)
4 x 200 gram Flake fillets (firm)


1. Using a mortar and pestle or a blender
2. Grind all spices, onion, garlic, ginger, tamarind, sugar, salt and oil
3. Process until it forms a smooth paste
4. Marinate the fish in this paste for a couple of hours in the fridge
5. If short for time, a half hour will still be fine, but longer is better
6. Heat some extra oil in a fry pan over a medium heat
7. Fry fish for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through


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