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Students' Fish and Potato Curry
1 1/2 lb White fish - e.g. cod or ling or any whitefish or shellfish
1 lb Potatoes
8 oz French beans; (alternatively use frozen peas, courgette or any vegetable you like)
1 Green or red chili
Salt and black pepper
2 tb Curry paste; (select one that you like)
2 Cloves chopped garlic
4 oz Creamed coconut or 1 tin coconut milk
1 Desertspoon sugar
Chopped fresh coriander
Four large spicy poppadoms
Bring 1/3 pint / 190ml of water to the boil in a saucepan. Add raw fish and bring back to the boil for two minutes. Place a tight fitting lid on the saucepan and turn off the heat. Leave the fish to cook in the steam. Cook beans in a saucepan for 2 minutes and put straight into cold water. Cut potatoes into pieces and boil for 10 minutes. Chop chili, discarding seeds and membrane. Heat oil, fry cooked potatoes until golden brown. Add chopped chili, garlic and curry paste - cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix the liquid from the fish with the creamed coco nut (or use a tin of coconut milk) and add to the curry. Add sugar and simmerfor 2-3 minutes. Add the beans and heat through. Add the fish and coriander. Serve with poppadoms and a squeeze of lime juice.