Baked Basa Fish with Bhat

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Baked Basa Fish with Bhat


The basa fish is a species of catfish. It is a fresh water fish farmed mainly in the waters Mekong and Chao Phraya system in the Indochina Sea. Baked Basa Fish with Bhat recipe is favorite to many.

Basa Fish is one of the world’s successful aquaculture species. It grows fast and provides large white fillet without bones. It has light firm texture, moist and mild fish flavor. Basa fish is ideal to cook in restaurants and also easy to cook at home in different styles and recipes.

Here, I will give the popular recipe in Raghogarh, Madhya Pradesh, India.




Baked Basa Fish with Bhat

3 large fillets of basa fish
Boil Basmati rice


For the Marination

Chopped fresh coriander
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lime
90 gm hung curd
3 tsp oil
1/3 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp paste of dry red chili
8-10 cloves of garlic
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/3 tsp cumin seeds
2 cups of boiled basmati rice



Preparation Method

Baked Basa Fish with Bhat


• First of all dry roast the fennel seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds. Now put these seeds in grinding machine to grind to a powder. Now put the garlic cloves into a grinder to make a paste with a small quantity of salt.

• Mix the ghee, hung card, lime juice, salt, turmeric powder, and dry red chili paste. Combine garlic paste and ground spices with this mixture. Mix this mixture well to make a uniform paste.

• Combine the marinade and handful of chopped coriander and mix well. Now create fillets of fish and apply the marinade to these fillets. Make sure to coat the fillets of fish well with the paste.

• Make a bed for rice with the help of banana leaf. Put the boiled rice on this layer of banana leaf and place the fish on this bed of rice carefully.

• Make a parcel of the banana leaf by folding the leaf and tie with string. The size of a parcel should be small so that you can place these parcels in an oven.

• Adjust the oven on medium heat and place the fish parcels for 15 minutes. Observe the change in the appearance of the parcel carefully.

• After 15 minutes, remove the banana leaf parcel and unwrap it. Serve the fish with salad and drinks on the bed of boiled rice.



2019-07-29T15:09:34+00:00 February 17th, 2016|RECIPES, Sea Food Dishes|0 Comments

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