Saturday, 2 March 2013

Baked Fish in Foil or Banana Leaf

Hi Friends.....

Today's post is about Baked fish a specialty from Kerala....My fellow blogger Julie from Erivumpuliyumm is a great cook ...She keeps posting recipes on fish and Prawns...I love fish but don't make it frequently but this time I tried a recipe from her blog.......

Its huge compliment for a cook or a homemaker if your hubby or your close one says that THE DISH IS MUCH TASTIER THAN A RESTAURANT ONE ........... Boys I was on cloud NINE....... Thanks Julie for sharing the recipe :-)


  • 4 cubes of Salmon (cut into large cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder 
  • 1/4 tsp chilly powder 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp of lime juice or vinegar
  • salt

For Gravy:

  • 1 cup onions (sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice 
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk 
  • Oil
  • Salt taste 

To Assemble:
Banana leaves or aluminium foil to wrap the fish ( I used aluminium foil)

  • Wash and clean the fish. Dry the fish gently with kitchen towel.
  • Mix all the ingredients of marination and marinate the fish in the mixture  for 3 hours. ( Keep it in the fridge)

  • In the meanwhile, heat oil in the pan , add in the chopped onion and ginger-garlic paste , saute till onions become pink brown in colour.

  • Add  tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes till oil separates.

  • Add all the dry masalas, Mix nicely.
  • Lower the flame and add the coconut milk ,keep stirring till the masala thickens. Remove from the fire.

  • Heat oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the fish for 5 minutes each on both sides, take them out on an absorbent paper.

  • Take a  foil or banana leaf, spread the masala ,place the fish, the again a spoon of masala on top so that its covered completely.

  • Wrap the foil gently and cover the fish from all the sides. If your are using banana leaves then secure the folds with the help of tooth picks.

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C and place the fish pieces in a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, don't open immediately as there will be steam inside the foil or banana leaf.
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges, sliced onion and plain boiled rice.
  • Enjoy..........


Niesha said...

Nice recipe and seems delicious..:)

Home Cooked food said...

what a nice masala to coat fish.

Unknown said...

yummy recipe, love the masala n im sure baking with banana leaves will enhance the flavor of this great dish... said...

Steamed fish with the right spices when done right (just the way u have) taste out of this world!! I have loved this preparation at Bengali wedding!

divya said...

Looks fab yum and beautiful

divyagcp said...

Looks so delicious.. Wish I could taste this off the screen.. since that is not possible bookmarking the recipe.. :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all beautiful ladies for your lovely comments :-)

Julie said...

thanks a lot,Shruti for trying out the recipe and mentioning too..Glad that your family loved it..Love this a lot,feeling hungry!!
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