Fish Chilli Basil

Simple dish yet so very tasty - basa fish cubes deep fried and cooked with fresh red chillies and basil leaves. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fish Chilli Basil

Main Ingredients Basa fish fillets, Fresh red chillies
Cuisine Thai
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Fish Chilli Basil

  • 400 grams Basa fish fillets cut into cubes
  • 2 Fresh red chillies
  • 4-5 Fresh red chillies
  • Cornstarch ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • for deep-frying Oil 1 tablespoon +
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli flakes


  1. Combine fish, ¼ cup cornstarch, salt and crushed peppercorns in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the fish pieces till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil a non-stick pan. Chop red chillies diagonally and add alongwith garlic, mix and sauté well.
  4. Add some water and mix. Add soy sauce and chilli flakes, mix well.
  5. Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in some water and add. Mix well till the sauce thickens.
  6. Add fried fish and mix well. Add crushed peppercorns and torn basil leaves, toss to mix. Let it get heated through.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1157
Carbohydrates 27.7
Protein 60.4
Fat 89.3
Other Fiber Calcium- 725.4mg