How to cook Fish Curry and Nsima

Food is always part of a culture. During Claudi’s – a guest of the Funky Cichlid – stay in Malawi, she met Samson, our chef at “The Funky Cichild”. She was fortunate enough to enjoy Samson´s Fish Curry, as well as, getting a brief on the stable food in Malawi, which is Nsima and fish. Nsima is a thick maize porridge, made from maize meal and water, and is either paired with fish, beef or chicken. Malawians’ favourite fish is known to be Bonya, Chambo and Kampango. Kampango is a cat fish that is the base for the Fish Curry. Chef Samson served the Fish Curry with Nsima, and it was so delicious, she had to get the recipe. Fortunately, Samson shared it with her and she took a video of how to cook the meal.

Have a look at these notes on what you need for Fish Curry and Nsima for 2 people:

  • 600 grams of Kampango filet (if you don’t have Kampango you can use any other fish instead)
  • 200 grams of maize meal (instead you can eat it with rice as well)
  • 4 small tomatos
  • curry powder (spicy or mild as you like it)
  • garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • salt and pepper
  • coriander
  • chili powder
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 1 pan
  • 1 pot
  • wooden spoon
  • butter or oil
  • 2 cups of water

Check out the video and come try it yourself! Oh.. and visit Claudia’s blog for more stories of Cape Maclear!