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Fish in Banana leaf

A Traditional Fish Preparation

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This Fish preparation tradionaly comes from West Bengal and Kerala. A crispy-tender and delicious starter . Add your comments.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 pomfret fish - (cut in one side and cleaned ready for masala stuffing)
    • 1 tsp cloves, cinnamon stick, green cardamom powder
    • 2 tsp chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp pepper powder
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp chopper coriander leaves
    • 1 tsp fried curry leaves
    • 1 fried chopped onions
    • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 banana leaf
    • 1 tbsp refined oil


    1. Mix the masala and chopped coriander ,fried curry leaves and fried onion pieces.
    2. Apply or coat the masala evenly over the fish and inside it too.
    3. Wrap the fish in banana leaf.
    4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a Tawa and place the fish (wrapped in banana leaf) , close the lid and cook  for 7 mins per side.
    5. Garnish with fried onions chopped coriander leaves and fried curry leaves.
    6. You can do the same preparation by wrapping the fish with aluminum foil.
    7. This fish preparation is tastier than the normal fish fry.


    Subhash Naik

    Thanks for the lovely receipe, its very tasty, my mom liked it very much


    a really yummy recipe

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    sorry, cook for 7 mins per side on medium flame .Before serving the fish ,brush little refined oil(or coconut oil) on the fish.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Apply oil on Banana Leaf(inside part of the wraping) and