Make Flavourful Basa Fish Curry with This Simple Recipe

Basa Fish Curry is a delicious preparation native to Bengal. It brings tender basa fish pieces drenched into onion-tomato paste and a host of spices. Whether it is a weeknight or a weekend meal, this easy-to-make dish never fails you. If you are planning to dive into seafood, then this is also the perfect recipe to start with.

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Make Flavourful Basa Fish Curry with This Simple Recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For marinating
For the curry paste
For the curry
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For marinating
For the curry paste
For the curry
Instructions
  1. Wash the fish cubes and drain the excess water. In a bowl, add the marination ingredients such as yoghurt, minced garlic cloves, turmeric powder, ginger powder, red chilli and salt. Add the fish fillets to the bowl and combine everything well. Set it aside and let the fish pieces marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Place a large skillet pan on medium heat and add oil to it. Once the oil is hot enough, add chopped onions and cook it until it becomes golden brown. Add tomatoes to the pan and cook it for another 2 minutes. Transfer this mix to a blender. Add grated coconut to the blender and blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  3. Place a deep-bottomed pan on medium high heat and add oil to it. Add the marinated fish to the pan and fry it on both sides for 5 minutes. Transfer it to a plate.
  4. Add some oil and the freshly made curry paste to the same pan. Let it cook for a while and then add chopped red chilli, tomato puree, garam masala, curry leaves and salt to the pan. Now add water and give it a good stir. Lastly, add the fried fish pieces to the pan and let the curry simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti or rice.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

If you are using a frozen basa, remember to pat it dry before marinating it. However, it is best to use fresh fish, that you can easily get from Licious. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to shallow fry the basa fish before adding it to the curry?

Fried fish is the essence of this dish. Thus, it is necessary to shallow fry the basa fish before adding it to the curry.

Should we use frozen or fresh basa to prepare this dish?

You should use fresh basa to prepare this dish.

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