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

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

Pictorial:
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..

18 comments:

  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??..you didn't mention it

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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 gravy....my wife and kid love it.

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  8. Can I bake karimeen same way ??

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  9. I baked karimeen it turned out amazing

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

    Thanks
    Namitha

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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