Baked fish, Indian style | Indian Grilled fish recipes
Baked fish recipe made in Indian style – To grill fish always choose large fish or fillet that is firm and fresh. This recipe can very much be used to grill any variety of fishes either in the oven or in the barbecue kits.
This Indian style baked fish can be served as it is or as a side to any rice based dish or noodles. Take care not to char the fish while grilling, charred meat is not healthy.Do adjust the spice and red chili powder to suit your taste buds.
To make grilled fish or baked fish , I have used salmon, one of the healthiest fishes that are high in nutrition and provides us the best health benefits. Any fish including salmon tastes the best when marinated with spices and baked or grilled rather than pan fried fish. If using salmon this recipe needs no oil, since salmon is oily by itself and i suggest marinating for overnight.
How to make grilled fish or baked fish recipe
1. Wash fish thoroughly under running water. wipe off excess moisture with kitchen tissues. Make incisions or slits on the fish. make a coarse paste of the all the ingredients and marinate. Set aside for about an hour or overnight in the fridge.
2. Preheat the oven at 160 C for about 15 minutes and then remove the excess marination from the skin and set aside on the tray. Bake the fish. More details in the recipe instructions.
Serve grilled fish as a appetizer or with a meal.
More grilled fish recipes on the blog,
Check more Indian salmon recipes,
amritsari tawa fish
fish tikka masala
Baked fish indian style recipe below
Baked Fish Recipe
For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- 300 grams fish fillet (any variety)
- ¼ cup onions , chopped (sweet onions, shallot or Bomaby onions)
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp red chili powder or paprika
- 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp garam masala (any spice powder as desired)
- 1 to 1 ½ tbsp Lemon juice (can substitute vinegar, adjust as per your need)
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp semolina or 3/4 tbsp. corn flour (optional, gives a light crust to your fish)
- 1 tsp oil to grease your baking tray or foil.
- Wash the fillet under running water and pat dry with kitchen tissues. Make slits on the fillet and set aside.
- Make a paste of all the ingredients except semolina and marinate the fillet on both sides well to cover the slits too. Set this aside for at least for 1 hr, overnight works best.
- Preheat the oven at 160 C. remove the masala on the skin and place that aside on the tray.
- Sprinkle the semolina evenly on the fillet .bake for 30 mins to 40 minutes. After 20 mins, run a wooden spoon in the slits and slightly widen the slits for even and thorough grilling.
- Serve hot as an appetizer with onion wedges and a vegetable salad.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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Hi, is the onion also a part of the marinade or only to be served as a salad on the side?
Hi, 1/4 cup chopped onions should go into the blender to make the paste.
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Hi. I made fish on tawa and it’s getting charred easily on both sides. Should I use kadai instead to fry fish on stove?
You must fry on a low to medium flame. This recipe is for grilled fish in oven. You can check this tawa fish and this fish fry
Great recipe! When should I add corn flour, should it be mixed with the masala or drizzled over like semolina?
Add corn flour to a small strainer and sprinkle it directly on the marinated fillet. This gives a crust over the fillet. You can also skip it.
Can we market baked fish In pouches.
Very nice reisip
Great recipe. Do they have to be fillets? Can’t we take normal fish pieces?
Thanks. Yes you can use any fish pieces.
Pretty good recipe, especially for being without oil.
How are you? Thank you
I am well thank you 🙂
Tonight I will try your tawa salmon, I know baked is healthier but fried or sauteed in a pan tastes better to me 😉 . But this recipe is still good and I would definitely try it again, maybe with other spices in place of garam masala for a change (also I don’t like too much garam masala on fish).
Does the oven stay on 160 during the entire baking process? Thanks.
yes. You have to bake at 160 C thru out the process
Thank you, it’s looking good!
Wish to be in India for more
Hello Dear kindly tell how to make fish with out fisherie smell.Or anyone should not know that fish is cooking.please reply me at my mail address
Smear some vinegar over the fish and leave it for 2 to 3 mins. Wash off and pat dry use it. Do not leave it in vinegar for long, it will alter the taste and texture of the fish
hi, you have said remove the masala from the skin before baking.. why is that?
and if we buy a skinless fillet,then is there no need to remove the marination masala from the fish?
or is it that its part skin and part exposed meat – then we remove the masala only from the salmon skin?
please do suggest .
Deepali I suggested to remove the masala from the skin just to prevent charring. You can also keep it no problem
can you suggest types of filet that would work well for this?
You can use any kind of fillet
This is so good that my house began to smell awesome. Thanks going to try more recipes
Glad to know you liked it. Yes do try more recipes
Tried this recipe today! Turned out awesome!
Glad to know it was awesome
Great recipe, this will definitely please my wife, she is a foodie but not much of a kitchen person, she prefers dishes with less oil so preferably I will use olive, I am very happy that this recipe will make her crazy for fish and me.
Yes do try it.
Should I bake it in silver foil??? Or without ???
you don’t need to wrap the fish in foil, you can use a greased aluminum foil, place the fish over it and bake. hope this helps
Thank you rj
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Baked fish is my idea of a light meal and your version sounds yum…pics are magazine like!
Hi Swasthi, I love, love your baked fish… really tempting and appetizing. 2 thumbs up for you. Best regards.
liked your first click dear.. awesome preparation..