Snoek curry


My dad loves a nice and dry snoek curry, me on the other hand, if I have to really really eat it, then I will. I prefer a fish curry with gravy that I let my bread soak in to.

Growing up, every Saturday my  mum would make snoek curry for my dad.

I can’t remember the last time I made snoek curry, I think I made it once in 2016 lol.

This dish is a really really quick and easy dish, seeing as the snoek is already pre-cooked the only time needed is to make the gravy and allow to fish to soak up the gravy and then hey presto you have dry snoek curry.


  • 2 x packs pre-cooked snoek portions.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • Salt to season.
  • 2 x green chillies.
  • 2 x tomatoes, grated.
  • 1 x tbsp. masala.
  • 1/2x tsp turmeric powder.
  • Salt to taste.


  • Clean the fish and remove any bones, shred the fish with your fingers and set aside.
  • In a pot, bring some oil to the heat.
  • Add the onions and saute till transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes, spices and chillies.
  • Add a little water and allow the tomatoes to cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  • You can keep adding water till you get the consistency of the gravy you want.
  • Add the shredded snoek and mix.
  • Allow to cook dry and then remove from the heat.

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