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Hot & Spicy Durban Fish Roe Chutney

Hot & Spicy Fish Roe Chutney by Jennifer N

Hot & Spicy Durban Fish Roe Chutney

Follow this easy step-by-step recipe to cook Hot & Spicy Durban Fish Roe Chutney at home. 

Thank you to Jennifer N for sharing her recipe to this beautiful dish.

  • Author: Jennifer N
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian



For the Fish Roes

  • Fish Roes
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Garlic & Ginger Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon of Masala
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon Masala, or  to taste

For the Chutney

  • 1 x Medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 6 x Grated or Blended Jam Tomatoes
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Masala, or to taste.
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar


  • Boil fish roe with salt , 1tsp of ground ginger and garlic and 1 tbl of masala for 15 minutes.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Once cooled marinade with 1/4 tsp of turmeric and masala according to your preference.
  • Fry on each side till lightly browned.

Make a tomato chutney and when chutney is 3/4 cooked add fried fish roe and cook for 10 minutes.

For the Chutney

  • Add oil in a pot with the sliced onion,split green chillis & curry leaves.
  • Once onion is browned add 1/4 tsp of turmeric, masala according to your preference and 1/2 tsp of ground ginger and garlic.
  • Mix well & add the jam tomatoes, salt & teaspoon of sugar.
  • Cook till 3/4 done and then add your fried fish roe

Keywords: Fish Roe, Durban Curry, Chutney

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