How to make Chilli Garlic Fish Rice -

Cooked rice served with fish in oriental sauce topped with assorted sauteed vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Surmai fillets (सुरमई के फिले), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Rice

Chilli Garlic Fish Rice

Chilli Garlic Fish Rice Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Garlic Fish Rice Recipe

  • Surmai fillets cooked 3 cups

  • Basmati rice boneless, cut into cubes 3/4 cup

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 8 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Celery chopped

  • Tomato ketchup 3 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Fish stock 2 cups

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green capsicum 1/4 inch pieces 1 small

  • Red capsicum 1/4 inch pieces 1 small


Step 1

Add chilli paste, salt and half tablespoon soy sauce to the fish pieces and mix. Add one tablespoon cornflour and mix well.

Step 2

Heat one and a half tablespoons oil in a non stick pan. Add the fish pieces and shallow fry, turning sides till done.

Step 3

Heat one and a half tablespoons oil in another non stick pan. Add the garlic, ginger and celery and sauté for one minute. Add tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and the remaining soy sauce and stir.

Step 4

Add stock and let the mixture simmer. Mix the remaining cornflour with quarter cup of water and add to the sauce. Add the fish cubes and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

Heat the remaining oil in a non stick pan and sauté onion, green capsicum and red capsicum till well glazed. Place the rice in individual bowls and heat them in the microwave for one minute.

Step 6

Pour the fish with the sauce over the rice.

Step 7

Garnish with sautéed onion, green and red capsicums and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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