Fish In Turmeric Leaves - SK Khazana

Fresh Turmeric is in season so pick some and make this recipe with salmon fillets marinated in a coriander and green chilli masala, steamed perfectly. A must-try recipe for all! This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fish In Turmeric Leaves - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Indian salmon (rawas) fillets, Fresh turmeric leaves
Cuisine Indian,Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Fish In Turmeric Leaves - SK Khazana

  • 4 Indian salmon (rawas) fillets
  • 16 Fresh turmeric leaves
  • 1 cup Scraped coconut
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 6-8 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice


  1. Cut the fish fillets into 2 inch squares.
  2. Put coconut in a blender jar, add ginger, green chillies, garlic cloves, coriander leaves and add ½ cup water and blend to a smooth and thick paste.
  3. Take fish pieces in a bowl, add salt and lemon juice and mix. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the ground paste and mix well. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Hold the turmeric leaves over direct flame to make them soft and pliable.
  6. Place 2 turmeric leaves on the worktop, one on top of the other forming a cross. Place the fish in the centre and fold the sides to make a parcel. Tie with a thread to secure it. Make similar parcels with the remaining fish pieces.
  7. Heat sufficient water in the lower section of a steamer, place the parcels in the perforated section, cover with the lid and steam for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the fish parcels from the steamer, keep them on a serving platter, open the parcels just before serving.