Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions

Basa marinated with sambar powder and cooked with shallots. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions
Main Ingredients Sambar Powder, Basa
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions

  • 2 tablespoons Sambar Powder
  • 400 grams Basa cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 20-25 Shallots sliced
  • a pinch Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red chillies
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Button red chillies (bor mirchi)
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • a pinch Asafoetida


  1. Combine the sambar masala, sugar, crushed red chillies and salt in a bowl. Add the fish cubes and mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, button chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and shallots.
  3. Sauté for two to three minutes or till the shallots are soft.
  4. Add the marinated fish and mix gently. Cook on medium heat for seven to eight minutes.
  5. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1150
Carbohydrates 52.6
Protein 62.8
Fat 76.4
Other Fiber Zinc- 1.9mg