Nov 25, 2014

Indian Baked Whole Fish Recipe / Baked Masala Fish Recipe

This is the recipe which i was talking in my continental baked fish recipe. Hubby loved this one more than that, but my favourite was the lemon baked fish

Similar Recipes,
Continental baked whole fish
Meen Pollichathu
Mackerel Fry
Fish Masala Fry
Sardine Fry
Keralan Fish Fry

This one is a masalafied version of fish. It has all the indian flavours and spices which makes is so yum..The masala just penetrates deep into the fish and makes it more tasty..Loved each bite of it..Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 35 mins
Serves : 3


Whole Snapper Fish / Vela Meen- 1 cleaned and deboned
Tomato Slices few for topping
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn

For Masala:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Tomato - 2 chopped finely
Green Chillies - 1 chopped finely
Curry leaves a sprig
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeeraka Podi - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves - 2 tblspn finely chopped
Mint Leaves - 2 tblspn finely chopped


Preheat oven to 220 Degree C.

Mix lemon juice and turmeric to a paste. Spread this all over and inside the fish and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan.Add in curry leaves, onions and cook till golden.

 Add in ginger garlic paste, chillies and cook for a min,

Add in all the spice powders and mix well.

Add in tomatoes, salt and cook till the tomatoes turns mushy.

Add in coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix well. Masala done..

Now line a foil, spoon some masala in the bottom. Lay the fish in, spoon some masala into the fish and over the fish. Lay tomato slices over this. Cover and bake this for 30 to 35 mins.

Remove it and serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Clean, De Bone & Slash your fish

take salt and turmeric in a bowl

squeeze some lemon juice

mix well

Apply this all over the fish

Heat oil in a pan

add in curry leaves

and some onions

saute them

cook till it turns light golden

add in ginger and garlic paste..
I add some chopped garlic and grated ginger..

and some chopped green chillies

saute for a min

add some chilli powder

coriander powder

cumin and pepper powder

garam masala powder

mix well

add in tomatoes

cook till it turns mushy

add a touch of salt

mix well

add in some chopped mint and coriander leaves

mix well

Now take a sheet of foil

spoon some of the masala in the bottom

lay the fish over the masala

take some more masala

stuff into the fish

spoon some over the fish as well

lay slices of tomatoes

cover it and bake

all baked

serve hot..


  1. Wow...lovely baked fish..your step by step recipe is helpful to all...I am not a fish fan but my hubby is a fish fan..I am going to make this for him,some day..I am sure he'll love it..I have doubt..which temperature required to bake this fish?? didn't mention it

  2. I love this men polichathu .thanks for the simple directions

  3. How do u debone the fish n yet keep it whole. I just know off fish fillets

  4. @AnonymousI didn't can ask your fish seller to do it.

  5. I didn't know massala was used for fish because Indian restaurants always cook it with chicken in France and I like this dish. I love fish so this recipe should be great for me to experiment new feelings!

  6. Wow your recipes are fantastic. I have tried a lot of them. I am gonna try this fish masala.

  7. The fish turned out to be awesome. Thanks for sharing all your recipes. I know it takes a lot of effort to post them with pictures. Tremendous effort. My favorite dish so far is Nattu kozhi wife and kid love it.

  8. Can I bake karimeen same way ??

  9. I baked karimeen it turned out amazing

  10. Hi arthi.. I tried many of your recipes.. Its awesome... Please tell me which mode to bake..


  11. Although I did not have all the ingredients, and I had to improvise, I made this fish tonight and it was great success. We loved it and will make it again. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow fantastic and yummy recipe. i can't control myself. Please add some video about this great dish. I like fish very much. This dish is one of the best indian dish.

  13. I want to know if i can do this baked fish in the tawa and how minute does it take

  14. Hi Arthi, can I go for overnight marination? If so, do I need to wait until the fish returns to room temperature before putting it in the oven? Pls help

  15. Do we need to flip over the fish halfway through the cooking?

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  17. Your site is ver y very useful for us the beginners.Thanks a ton.Tried out this dish came out very well


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