Fried Fish in Banana Leaves

Fish fillets coated with coriander-mint chutney, wrapped in banana leaves and shallow-fried. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fried Fish in Banana Leaves
Main Ingredients Pomfret fillets, Banana leaves
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Fried Fish in Banana Leaves

  • 2 Pomfret fillets
  • 1-2 Banana leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut scraped
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium Raw mango peeled and roughly chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • for shallow frying Oil


  1. Dry roast the cumin seeds till fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer in a grinder jar.
  2. Add the coconut, green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic, raw mango, salt and turmeric powder and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer in a bowl, add the lemon juice and mix well. Add the fish and coat well.
  4. Cut the banana leaves into small portions and place the fish fillet in each portion. Wrap like a parcel and tie with a kitchen string.
  5. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Place the parcels on it and shallow-fry for five minutes on each or till the fish is cooked.
  6. Unwrap and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1017
Carbohydrates 30.9
Protein 44.4
Fat 79.5
Other Fiber Fiber- 18.7gm