09 May 2014,16:44 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
10 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Grill the fish fillets on a well-oiled grill over medium heat or sear them in a skillet.
  • Soak the tamarind pulp in hot water until soft, then strain it and reserve the pulp.
  • Combine the cooked fish fillets, garlic, peanuts and the fish paste in a mortar and pound into a smooth paste with the pestle.
  • Add the strained tamarind pulp, fish sauce, sugar, green onions and holy basil.
  • Serve with slices of lemon.


  • 200 grams tender white fish fillet
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 45 grams roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon fish paste, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch of holy basil, leaves chopped and stems discarded
  • 1 lemon, sliced

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