Indian Style Baked Fish




Whole Tilapia fish  with skin ,head and tail on -1 (medium size)
Aluminum Foil
Baking tray
Tomato -3 slices(optional)
Onions-23 slices (optional)

For Marinade:

Dill leaves-3 tsp
Coriander leaves-4 tbsp
Chilli powder-2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-3 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice-3 tbsp
Pepper Powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp

For Masala or Sauce:-

Onions (shallots)-4 nos (finely chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masal powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Tomato-1 no (finely chopped)
Oil-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves -few


First clean and wash  the whole fish ,make slits on the fish,so that fish will be marinated well.

In a bowl mix together marinated ingredients and mix well.Then apply on fish coated the masala well.Keep it for 2 hours or overnight.












Now take a pan add 2 tsp of oil,when it gets heated up,add onions and curry leaves fry till its light brown color.Then add ginger/garlic paste stir for 4 minutes now add tomato pieces,salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masal and coriander powder and all 1/2 cup water  mix well .Cover the lid cook tomato is soft .



Open the lid ,you need a thick consistency for the sauce so if there is a lot of water cook it down and reducing the heat ,Saute until it is absorbed and the gravy is thicken.

Line a piece of aluminum foil on a baking tray and spread 1/4 the of the gravy on it.

Now place one whole fish on top and cover it with some more gravy ,now arrange the slices of tomato on the fish,onions pieces .

Now slowly seal the foil on all sides.
Bake in 350 F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

When its done ...open the foil and place on a plate.

Serve hot  and Enjoy!!!!!

Note:-If u want u can do first in a non stick skillet add 2 tsp of oil and fry the fish on both sides turning carefully to keep the fish in tact.


Swathi said...

Tempting for a non veggie, looks delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy flavours delicious gravy

aipi said...

WOW- Great work!

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Pushpa said...

Delicious baked fish.

Shanavi said...

wow.. superrrr , bookmarked it..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious and wonderful baked fish !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Great explanation...tempting post..

savitha ramesh said...

beautiful baked ea.fish.love the id

Sarah said...

mouth-watering! I love baked fish! bookmarked !! gonna try this in the weekend :)

Priya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, wat a beautiful baked fish..

Treat and Trick said...

Looks tempting and delicious!

sojo said...

mamma mia.... too good.... loved it...

Biny Anoop said...

wow thats amazing...love it....healthy as well

Prathima Rao said...

OMG!!!! The masala looks sooooo good!!!! Tempting, even for a veggie like me :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nandini said...

It's just mouthwatering and yummy! Yum! Slurp!

Nitha said...

wow.. delicious fish.. Love this version..

Malar Gandhi said...

Me too prepared this kind of recipe with pomfret fish, can't resist it! this is pretty looking dish. too good to pass by...

Suja said...

Mouthwatering..delicious and healthy fish recipe

Smitha said...

I never tried making whole fish!....this looks yum!..bookmarking it!
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Vidhya said...

Looks so delicious.

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious looking fish, loved the baked version!


Neenu Praveen said...

I make them with karimeen ....its so tempting...one f my most fav dish...loved it..

Deepti said...

Perfectly baked...Loved the addition of dill ...yummmmm


Jay said...

it is really an eye stopper...awesome presentation divya..:P
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Rumana Rawat said...

That a lovely idea:)

Katerina said...

I love the way you cooked this fish!

julie said...

first time here..lovely blog! following ur blog :-) ,visit my space sometime..

Divya Vikram said...

Fish looks so spicy and delicious :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound so flavourful and yummy! Have a lovely weekend.

Ambreen said...

Fish looks so delicious ... very perfectly baked.

Viki's Kitchen said...

OMG! What a gorgeous looking fish, just like a star hotel made... Makes me drool:)

Sunshine And Smile said...

I love these kind of fish dish .. spicy tangy! Unfortunately hubby darling will not eat fish with skin and head and tail on .. huh :)

miri goes phishing! said...

that does look like the fish is cooked to perfection....love the spicy look of the dish....:)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thats a juicy masala fish.. love it.

G'day said...

Excellent. thanks for posting
Check this baked fish recipe(Malesader Machi) - Ideal for weight watchers – http://www.gdayindia.com.au/masaledar-machi-3

anjali said...

It's awesum! Specially the way you have listed each and every step.I am bad in kitchen.your recipe made it easy!
And it turned out real yum.
Loved it.me n my hubby too



Nilu A said...

Yummy! Fish looks great and tempting Divya :-)

Aliya Abbas said...

pretty nice...
will give it a try today..

love the way you give pics for every step... :)

keep posting

Jayalakshmi Janarthanam said...

Wow.. amazing. I decided to cook for my wife :-)

soumya said...

I have made this several times for hubby n he loves it....its by far his favorite fish baked dish....I am serving it on the xact same plate too....its delectable