Coconut Fish

Nuvita Biscuits

Try out this tasty coconut fish with the typical kenyan way. This recipe was submitted to us by Rukiya Ashraph. This recipe is simple to make and the ingredients are readily available at all places within Kenya. You can have this with your favourite Ugali or best Spicy Bites Paratha, try it and see :)



  • 1kg fillet fish
  • ½ tspn ginger paste
  • ½ tspn garlic paste
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt.
  • Oil for frying the fish.


  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 capcicum
  • 1/4tspn tumeric powder
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1tbspn tomato paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk (heavy)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (light)
  • 2 green chillies


Recipe Description:


  1. Cut and small in squares, wash n completely drain off the water.
  2. In a bowl mix garlic paste, ginger paste, salt and lemon. Mix in the fish well and set to marinate for 20mins. Put oil in frying pan and when ready shallow fry the fish pieces till ready and keep aside.


  1. Blend onion, tomatoes and capsicum (make sure it’s completely blended)
  2. In a pan add 1 tbsp oil, when its hot pour in the tomatoes mixture and stir well. Let it cook till all the water has evaporated and the mixture is cooked.
  3. Add tomato paste, tumeric powder and salt. Then add the light coconut milk and stir do not stop otherwise it will spoil the texture of the stew. When boiling add the pieces of cooked fish and mix well. The stew will reduce quantity then add the heavy coconut milk and green chillies. Let boil and remove to serve.



P.S to have a smooth good looking stew one should continue stirring after adding the coconut milk.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by mercy on Sep 18, 2011

    I had not eaten mukimo before,but when I tried out your recipe it was so sweet…. little did i realize that it was that simple…….thanks to PIKA CHAKULA

  2. posted by Joan on Mar 13, 2012

    Hi pika chakula thanks for your amazing recipes,i wanted to ask wat is capcicum and where can i buy it and heavy coconut milk and light what is the difference?Kindly explain this to me,you can reply on my email

  3. posted by Sergeant Pickle on Feb 10, 2013

    okay lets say you were just chilling on a boat on the ocean say it was a cruise or something and you collided with a pizza delivery boat and you washed ashore. Luckily some packs of beer and lots of pizza that was in fridges so it wouldn’t rot came on shore. how long could you survive on just the beer and pizza – no coconuts or fish or water.

  4. posted by turg143 on Mar 18, 2013

    I’d like to cook more fish, but the only fish I like so far is tinned tuna and smoked salmon (I can eat it fresh in small portions with a good sauce) mmm and I love scampi. I get jealous of people who enjoy eating and cooking with fish, so would like to try out some other types! Much appreciated!
    *(I can’t stand mackeral or sardines)

  5. posted by Orbit on Mar 21, 2013

    I only got a coconut once, and don’t seem to get them any more. I forgot to water the new tree and it died. Could someone please friend me and let me visit their town? I would be so grateful!

    Name: Ryan
    Town: Stamford
    Code: 2965-2487-0347

    Thank you.

  6. posted by sick_mick_101 on Mar 25, 2013

    I was just wondering if I can eat coconut cream pie? I know that there are eggs or egg yolks in the pie so I didn’t know if I should eat it since it’s not baked. Also, what about cheesecake? I’ve heard different things about that. I’m 30 weeks along, and I know I’m going to be craving all these pies this summer. Thanks!

  7. posted by Elijah luv on Mar 25, 2013

    I have a kitty with itchy skin and i have started giving him fish oil. The only problem is that I have 3 other cats. The only way I can think of giving him the oil is in some soft-food. It doesn’t work out just giving it to him, and he will chunk out if I give him soft food every day. Any suggestions would be great!

  8. posted by Keaton on Mar 28, 2013

    and all you had to eat were coconuts and fish. would you kill the fish and eat it to survive or just eat coconuts which if you are stuck on that island for months you can die from just eating coconuts. because of mall-nutrition. so what would you do?

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