22/02/2017 10:10 SAST | Updated 22/02/2017 11:32 SAST

This Masala Fish Recipe Is Perfect For A Cold, Rainy Day

Midweek brain food to keep you going through the chilly week.

In our HuffPost Yum series we share short, sharp recipe videos showing you how to make some South African favourites, plus new dishes for you to try at home. Watch the video above to see it made and see more detailed instructions below. Enjoy!

Masala fish recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: about 10 minutes


5ml whole cumin

8ml ground cumin

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 fresh chillies, chopped

4 hake fillets (or other line fish of your choice)

flour for dusting

4ml ground turmeric

50ml sunflower oil

2 tomatoes, sliced


1. Mix together the cumin, garlic and chillies.

2. Cut the fish into portions and then cut diagonal slits across the top of each portion.

3. Fill the slits with the spice mixture.

4. Dust with the flour and turmeric.

5. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a non-stick frying pan. Once it's hot, add the fish and tomato slices. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

6. Serve with fish portions topped with the slices of tomato.