Garlic Fish

Fish cooked in garlic white sauce

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Ingredients non vegetarian 2 servings

    • 4 pieces of Fish fillets.
    • 3 tsps Garlic paste.
    • Salt.
    • 4 tbsps white flour
    • 2 tbsps lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tsps pepper powder
    • 2 tbsps butter
    • 2 tbsps coriander leaves (chopped)
    • 1 cup water or half water and half milk
    • 3 green finely chopped chillies


    Wash fish and put in a pan, add lemon and little salt, keep on slow heat, to dry the water.(turn once). Keep aside.


    1. Heat butter in a pan, add white flour, and roast for 1 min on slow heat. Add garlic paste, reduce heat and gradually add water, mix well to avoid lumps. Add salt and pepper powder.
    2. Cook this (stirring continusly) on medium heat for 5 mins, put  fish, mix slowly to avoid breaking.
    3. Cook again till sauce just thick, turn fish once, if very thick then add more water, till sauce becomes of right consistency.  Add chillies ,mix.
    4. Serve hot on a bed of mashed potatoes, garnish with corriander leaves.