1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and finely ground
1 tsp tumeric
3 tsp salt
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tin of coconut milk, whisked in a bowl to remove any lumps
1 fresh red chilli pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional)
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 Place the fish on a plate or in a wide, shallow bowl. Mix the ground, toasted seeds with the turmeric and salt, then scatter over the fish, making sure the fillets are fully coated.
2 Place a wide saucepan (or large frying pan) on a medium heat and pour in the sunflower oil. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and sauté for 7-10 minutes or until completely softened and a little golden around the edges.
3 Lay the fish pieces on top of the onion, making sure to scrape any leftover seeds and spices from the plate into the pan. Cook the fish on each side for 2-3 minutes or until light golden (you might need to turn the heat up so that the oil sizzles slightly).
4 Pour in the coconut milk and add the chilli (if using). Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the fish is cooked all the way through. To finish, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little more salt if necessary. Serve immediately.